If you or your child have been abused or battered, do not hesitate to take action! If you live in Bloomington/Normal, Illinois or the surrounding area there are several divorce law firms in downtown Bloomington near the McLean County courthouse to help you. We can ask the court for an Order of Protection for you or your child and as long as the court finds there is a danger of abuse, the judge may provide the necessary protection. This may be in the form of limiting the contact between the parties involved, kicking one party out of the house, or granting some other form of relief the court deems appropriate. The Order of Protection is only for a limited time though. However, if you proceed with filing for divorce, it can be merged with a judgment for dissolution of the marriage.
If you are worried about your spouse ignoring the Order of Protection and continuing to bother you or child, we want you to know that you are not alone. The Illinois court system provides a way for victims of domestic violence to enforce the judgments against their spouse. The first step is typically to go back to court and ask that your spouse be held in contempt of court. If held in contempt, the court may require your spouse to pay for your attorney’s fees, pay a fine, or be imprisoned.
If you need assistance in determining the steps necessary to request an Order or Protection or plan on filing for divorce, contact Koth Gregory & Nieminski at (309)828-5090 to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable divorce attorney in Bloomington, Illinois.
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