We understand that there are few things more frightening than being afraid in your own home. Likewise, there are few things more damaging to an individual and his or her reputation than a false accusation of domestic violence. Our firm believes that all perpetrators of domestic violence should be brought to justice, but also that no false accusation should wrongfully harm the life and reputation of another. Contact an experienced Tazewell County domestic violence lawyer here at Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C. to learn more about how our legal team can help you.
Tazewell County Domestic Violence Lawyer | Here to Protect You
Issues of domestic violence can devastate families. We have always been responsive to those who are victims of violence. That having been said, the Illinois Domestic Violence Act can, unfortunately, be misused by a spouse wanting to gain an advantage in an upcoming divorce or child custody case.
We are a family law firm serving clients in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties and throughout Central Illinois. We have experience dealing with issues of child and spousal abuse. Abuse may be verbal or physical, but it is always emotionally devastating. We look very seriously at all situations in which domestic violence is alleged to determine whether those allegations ring true or whether they are trumped up by a person with an improper motive. Speak with a Tazewell County family law attorney at our firm today so we can help you.
Seeking Orders Of Protection
If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can obtain immediate relief by seeking an order of protection. A judge can grant you a temporary order of protection based solely on your testimony.
If granted, the alleged abuser will be removed from your home. Upon request, the abuser may be barred from having any contact with you or your children pending a full hearing. Anyone violating the terms of a protection order can be jailed and may face serious criminal charges. An order of protection is a powerful legal document. We feel very strongly that it is inappropriate for someone to petition the court for relief when motivated by a purpose other than obtaining justified protection.
Contact a Tazewell County Domestic Violence Lawyer
Our legal team is committed to standing up for all victims of domestic violence, while also ensuring that any untruthful accusations of domestic violence are appropriately dismissed. For years, our attorneys have competently handled a wide array of cases involving domestic violence from all perspectives, and if you are currently experiencing such an issue, you should contact a knowledgeable Tazewell County domestic violence lawyer here at Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C. today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.