Orders of Protection/Restraining Orders
Domestic Violence: Physical and Mental Abuse
- When a spouse, parent, or child has been exposed to abuse, there are many issues that must be addressed by the parties, attorneys, and the court. At all times, the best interest of the children should be taken into account.
- In order to obtain an Order of Protection, the petitioner must meet the requirements of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986
- An Order of Protection or Restraining Order may be needed to protect you and your children. Please contact the Family Law Office of Amy E. Richards to discuss your options
- Unfortunately, there are times when one parent falsely accuses the other parent of harassment or abuse in order to obtain sole custody of the children. In such a situation, the goal is to obtain maximum visitation for the accused party while also protecting the best interests and safety of the children
If your spouse is taking money out of marital accounts, transferring funds, selling property, and closing accounts, it may be necessary to request a court order restraining him or her from doing so without your signature or court order.
Possession of Marital Residence
One party may be awarded exclusive possession of the marital residence if his/her physical or mental well-being is in jeopardy.