Kane County Domestic Violence Lawyers
Experienced Domestic Abuse Attorneys in St. Charles, IL
Domestic violence is a serious problem in Illinois and throughout the country. Sadly, threatening and violent situations are commonly linked to family law disputes. At Shaw Family Law, P.C., we prioritize our clients' safety and security. Our attorneys are experienced in handling all types of situations involving domestic violence. We will counsel you on your rights, and help you obtain the legal protections you need. We support groups such as Mutual Ground.
Domestic Violence Legal Help
Any type of behavior that is threatening, physically abusive, or harassing that involves individuals who are in the same family, household, or domestic relationship is considered domestic violence. The law takes allegations of domestic violence very seriously, and so do our attorneys. Our first step when handling a domestic violence situation is making sure our clients and our clients' children are safe. Then we take the necessary steps to help ensure you stay that way.
Family law disputes often bring out the worst in people. Fighting over children, property, and legal rights can lead to heated confrontations and dangerous situations. Contentiousness within a divorce can also trigger false claims of domestic violence intended to shift the favor of the court in one direction. We are experienced in handling situations involving victims of abuse as well as victims of false allegations. We strongly advocate for our clients rights in both cases.
Obtaining Orders of Protection in Kane County
Domestic violence victims often feel powerless to protect themselves and their children from a threat that comes from inside their home or inside their family. It is important to understand that there are resources and legal options available to protect you. Our attorneys can help you obtain immediate help in the form of a temporary order of protection, which restricts accused abusers from getting close to their victims. Such an order can be issued based solely on your testimony and will remain in effect for up to 21 days. Subsequently, a hearing to extend the order will be scheduled at which the accused may present a defense. Our attorneys are skilled in representing our clients' interests in hearings for orders of protection. We fight aggressively for your safety and security.
If you are involved in a domestic violence situation, contact Shaw Family Law, P.C. by calling 630-206-3300 to schedule a free consultation. We will listen to the specifics of your situation, answer your questions, and discuss your legal options to protect yourself. Our attorneys work with clients throughout Kane County including St. Charles, Geneva, Aurora, Batavia, Wheaton, Yorkville, Elgin, DeKalb, and the surrounding areas. We will provide the legal support you need to secure yourself, your children, and your peace of mind.