Although there is little information on the rate of domestic violence in divorce, the overall statistics are both well-known and shocking. However, it is not just the intimate relationship that is dangerous to victims. Leaving can also place them in harm's way. As such, victims of violence need to know they have tools they can use to protect themselves and advocates who are willing to walk them through each step.
One prime example is the way that family law attorneys help domestic violence victims through the divorce. Able to provide you with resources and legal advice, they can help victims obtain orders of protection while they assist with the divorce process. The following information explains why you may want to obtain one in your divorce, and it explains how our attorneys may be able to further assist in your divorce case.
Why Obtain an Order of Protection?
A lot of domestic violence victims feel that an order of protection is useless against an abuser. It is, after all, “just a piece of paper.” Yet, at the same time, it is so much more than that. Orders of protection document the action you have taken to protect yourself and your child from further abuse. In a situation where the children need to be supervised during parenting time because of their risk of harm, such a document could make all the difference.
Another reason to obtain an order of protection is to ensure that you and your child are truly safe, no matter where you are or what you are doing. Of course, extra precautions should be taken, especially if there is a real threat of harm. However, the order does arm you with the legal ammunition you need if they show up at your work, at your child’s school, or somewhere else they should not be.
Contact Our DuPage County Divorce Attorneys
If you are a victim of domestic violence and considering a divorce or legal separation, Mevorah Law Offices LLC can help. With over 200 years of combined legal experience, our DuPage County divorce lawyers understand the challenges that domestic violence victims face when trying to leave their abuser. At every turn, we strive for protection, advocacy, and support. Get started by scheduling a free and confidential consultation. Call 630-932-9100 today.