Orders of Protection
In family law, orders of protection (often confused with restraining orders) are designed to prevent abusive former spouses or boyfriends/girlfriends from harming their former partners. Sadly, in divorce proceedings and particularly intense child custody cases, abuse allegations are all too common. If you are experiencing threats or violence from spouses, former spouses, boyfriends/girlfriends or former boyfriends/girlfriends, it is vital that you contact an attorney immediately.
Erin Webster O’Sullivan, P.C. is a respected legal advocate for clients throughout Will County and Grundy County. She is skilled at providing legal advice to those who fear for their safety and the safety of their children. Orders of protection can prevent an abusive person from entering your personal property, from visiting your children at home or school, and from contacting you in any way to harass you.
Substance abuse is often a major component in cases that involve orders of protection. These legal actions can even require abusers to attend drug/alcohol counseling at the risk of losing their visitation rights. They can also prohibit visitations while the abuser is using drugs or alcohol to ensure a safe environment.
Conversely, orders of protection can also be used to manipulate, intimidate and even abuse former spouses. Some people will fabricate stories of abuse in order to get an order of protection to keep a former spouse from seeing children out of spite. Such malicious activity is not only deplorable, but it is also illegal. Erin O’Sullivan can help you eliminate frivolous orders that may be affecting you emotionally, physically and financially.
Keeping Your Family Safe
Ifyou want to file an order of protection, don’t delay. Call Erin O’Sullivan at 815-727-2100 or send an email to set up a consultation for your case today. This firm values your privacy and safety, so you can rest assured that every step will be taken to help you regain a sense of normalcy in your life and in the lives of your children.