Orders Of Protection And Other Legal Options
For many men and women living in abusive relationships, protection orders and other enforcement measures are essential tools to stop the abuse. In Illinois and throughout the U.S., however, protection orders are often misused by individuals and their attorneys as they attempt to secure assets, like the family home, during a divorce.
We Understand The Law And Its Limits In Matters Of Domestic Violence
With more than 40 years of experience, we at the Law Office of Frank J. Giampoli, Ltd., have seen these types of abuses of the legal system before. This is not to say that all protection orders (restraining orders) and accusations of domestic violence are unfounded. But all too often, we represent clients who have been unjustly accused and face consequences that could seriously compromise their personal and professional lives.
If a protection order is brought against you, the following restrictions and actions may go into effect:
- You may be denied custody of your children.
- You may be required to make temporary child support payments.
- You may be required to pay temporary spousal maintenance.
- You may be denied access to your family home and could even be arrested for entering the property.
Attorney Frank Giampoli will step in and represent men and women who face the possibility of losing out on their share of marital assets and even jail time or other consequences.
There Are Always Two Sides To Every Story — Share Yours With An Experienced Lawyer
Whether you are a father or a mother, you have certain parental rights to your child. Unfortunately, if you have been charged with domestic violence and have a protection order out against you, your chances of maintaining custody of your child are seriously compromised. In some cases, you may not even be aware that a temporary protection order has been brought against you. To ensure that you don’t unwittingly violate a protection order or to pursue a dismissal of the order, contact our law office and speak with attorney Giampoli.