Domestic violence is a situation requiring experience in both family law and criminal law. Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan, Attorneys at Law, has helped many households feel more secure by obtaining orders of protection from the court – a form of restraining order. The most common of these are 21-day emergency orders, obtainable any day of the year. These orders can later be upgraded to plenary orders, which require a hearing and the airing of both sides’ perspectives.
The most important thing is that you and your home are safe. We at Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan, Attorneys at Law are ready to assist you in every way.
Keeping Homes Safe From Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is not just between spouses. It can be between any members of a household – parents, children, grandparents or housemates. The law exists to make every home in Illinois safer.
Experienced Illinois Orders For Protection Lawyers
Knowing that family life is complicated, we represent both sides in domestic violence hearings.
The laws governing domestic violence began with the best intentions of protecting family members from mistreatment. But things got complicated. Police, encouraged by the public to intervene, began making arrests with every call. Sometimes one spouse would call the police to make the other spouse look bad in custody hearings. Sometimes the violence was not violent at all – the law covers less clear-cut actions, such as intimidation, financial deprivation, sleep deprivation, unwanted touching and other behaviors.
An End To Harassment And The Onset Of New Understanding
There are still many legitimate charges of domestic violence, but the two sides must be sorted out carefully, and this requires the capable and experienced family lawyers at Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan, Attorneys at Law.