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Aurora Attorney Offering Representation in Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection

Personalized Representation in Kane County

Domestic violence is a crime, and the Illinois Domestic Violence Act (750 ILCS 60/) makes it illegal for a person to physically abuse, harass, intimidate, or otherwise interfere with the personal liberty of a family or household member. To be sure, abuse can take many different forms, and the law prohibits any and all forms of domestic violence.

At OSH Law, we know that every client’s situation is different, and we will handle your family law case with personalized attention. Otto S. Hurtado has significant experience assisting clients in a variety of family law issues, and he will work with you personally to ensure that you obtain the representation you need. Seeking an order of protection when you have been the victim of domestic violence can be a physically and psychologically difficult process, but we are here to advocate for your rights. Do not hesitate to contact an experienced family law attorney today.

Learning More About Domestic Violence and Protective Orders

When you have been the victim of domestic violence, you can seek an order of protection. This is a court order that prevents someone who has abused a family or household member from engaging in certain acts, as well as requiring the abuser to cease certain acts. Orders of protection can do many different things depending on your particular circumstance, including but not limited to:

  • Prohibiting an abuser from continuing to abuse or threaten;
  • Ordering an abuser to stay away from the victim and certain locations where the victim might be found, such as a place of employment or a school;
  • Ordering the abuser to leave a particular residence;
  • Providing the victim with temporary child custody;
  • Requiring the abuser to turn over weapons; and
  • Requiring the abuser to attend counseling.

It is important to remember, however, that orders of protection in domestic violence cases only apply to certain types of persons. In other words, the law requires that the abuser be a family or household member in order to be subject to this law. Examples of family or household members include but are not limited to:

  • Spouses;
  • Former spouses;
  • Parents;
  • Children;
  • Stepchildren;
  • Other persons related by blood;
  • Other persons related by a present or prior marriage;
  • Persons sharing a common dwelling (or who previously shared that dwelling);
  • Persons with a child in common (or who allege to have a child in common); and
  • Persons who are currently in or previously were in a dating relationship.

An experienced family lawyer can examine the particular details of your case and can discuss your options for seeking an order of protection.

Contact an Experienced Family Lawyer

Domestic violence can be frightening and debilitating, and skilled attorney Otto S. Hurtado understands the importance of seeking orders of protection in these delicate circumstances. OSH Law can assist with your case today. Contact our offices by calling 331-248-8190. We serve clients in Elgin, Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Elgin, West Chicago, and Elburn.

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