Handling Allegations of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious problem that requires fast action, and the Chicago family law attorneys of Lois Kulinsky & Associates, Ltd., have more than 45 years of combined experience taking that action. We help victims get the protection they need. We also defend those who have been falsely accused of this crime.

Our domestic violence representation is available at fees we believe are reasonable, and we make efforts to ensure they fit every budget by accepting credit card payments and accepting installment plans.

Orders of Protection

We can assist in getting emergency orders of protection for victims of physical or emotional abuse. Whether this is a recent incident, or there is a long history of abuse, we can help. If it is not an emergency, orders of protection are available on a non-emergency basis as well.

Our law firm's representation is not limited to spousal abuse cases; we also handle cases involving boyfriend or girlfriend abuse, child abuse and elder abuse.

Restraining Orders

We can assist in getting restraining orders. These are common, particularly during the divorce process. They can be a less severe means of protecting against domestic violence than an order of protection, which has criminal implications because it is stored in police databases. More often, they are used as a means of protecting marital assets.

In Illinois, restraining orders come in two forms: Temporary restraining orders, which are issued for 10-day periods on an emergency basis, and preliminary injunctions, which can last for a longer duration. Both of these types of restraining orders are frequently used to prevent one spouse from emptying bank accounts, transferring assets out of the marital estate or otherwise misusing assets that will be subject to division during the divorce.

Divorce and Protection Orders

We have found that physical or emotional abuse is often a predecessor to divorce. Sometimes it arises during the process of divorce. Our lawyers can handle divorce cases that involve allegations of domestic violence, and we are well-versed in how these matters impact children and the divorce case overall. Protection orders typically become a part of the divorce case, although any criminal charges of domestic violence do not.

Defense Against Protection Orders and Domestic Violence Charges

We can defend against the criminal charge of domestic battery, which is a very serious charge with potential life-changing penalties. We can also defend against orders of protection that may have inappropriately placed you under restrictions preventing you from returning to your home or seeing your children.

Learn more about domestic violence cases by reviewing the resources offered on this website, including our family law FAQs and many family law articles written by our attorneys.

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