An order of protection (often called a restraining order) is designed to protect individuals from assault, verbal abuse or threats from a spouse, former spouse or another family member. While many domestic disputes warrant an order of protection for safety concerns, sometimes an order of protection can be misused by an individual hoping to get an unfair advantage in a divorce or child custody proceeding.
At Reilly Law P.C., in Edwardsville, Illinois, we represent clients who are seeking orders of protection after suffering abuse. We also represent clients who have been accused of domestic violence and who wish to challenge the appropriateness or necessity of an order of protection filed against them.
Our family law attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience. We know how to meticulously investigate the facts of your case to identify the most effective legal solution for you and your family.
To speak with an experienced Edwardsville orders of protection attorney, please call 618-692-0600 or contact us by email.
We serve clients in Metro East and throughout southern Illinois.
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In cases involving alleged domestic abuse, courts can grant an order of protection on an emergency basis for up to 30 days, on an interim basis or on a plenary basis (up to two years). If you have been served with an order of protection, it is vital to hire a lawyer as soon as possible to defend your rights.
At Reilly Law P.C., we recognize the seriousness of domestic abuse allegations, as well as the wide-ranging restrictions that accompany an order of protection. We can help you understand your rights and options. An order of protection will restrict the alleged abuser’s ability to do the following:
Contact the Petitioner (person filing the complaint) in any fashion, including by telephone, by email or by social media such as Facebook
Visit his or her children
Enter the home (if shared with the Petitioner)
Obtain a hunting license
Possess a valid FOID (firearm owner’s identification) card
Contact Our Alton Restraining Order Attorneys
If you are seeking an order of protection, or you have been served with one, we can answer your questions and guide you toward making wise decisions for yourself and your family.
Please call our experienced attorneys at 618-692-0600 or contact us by email to schedule a consultation.
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