Domestic Violence/Orders of Protection

When family law matters are complicated by the threat of domestic violence, attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. can help. Contact their DuPage County, Illinois, law office today for immediate legal advocacy for your protection and the protection of your children.

The lawyers act quickly to assist clients in obtaining an order of protection against the abusive spouse, partner, or parent. An order of protection names the abused individuals as protected parties and prevents the aggressor from continuing to harass, stalk, or abuse the victims. Domestic violence can be classified as either a Class A misdemeanor criminal offense, or a civil offense. Criminal offenders are subject to up to one year in jail and/or a fine up to $2500. In domestic violence, statute only applies to aggressors and victims who are related.

Restraining orders are also available to prevent the aggressor or abusive spouse from coming within a certain distance of specified property, including home, school, or workplace of the abused individuals. Sometimes, as an ancillary measure to a pending divorce, custody, or other family law proceeding, it becomes necessary to issue a restraining order or order of protection against an abusive partner.

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. are committed to protecting their clients’ rights. If you are under threat of abuse, or if you or a child have been harmed by a spouse or partner, you need help immediately. Orders of protection can be obtained on an emergency basis. Emergency orders of protection are temporary in nature and can typically expire in 14-21 days after issuance. Other orders of protection may be extended for up to two years. If you need an extension or an initial OP or restraining order, they can help you.

Contact the firm right away. Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. will act immediately to protect you and your family from harm.

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