Domestic Violence And Family Law

Incidents of domestic violence can lead to divorce and other family law matters. These situations can be complex and need to be handled appropriately. No matter what side of the issue you are on, you deserve to have your rights protected if you are the victim of domestic violence or you have been accused of domestic violence.

Do You Need Help Dealing With Violence In Your Home?

For those who have had to live with the reality of domestic violence in their homes, finding a way out can be very challenging. Perhaps you are married to your abuser and the home is in your spouse's name. You may feel as though you have nowhere to go. We can help you begin to take action to protect yourself.

We can help you pursue an order of protection, also commonly known as a restraining order, as well as initiating any possible family law action such as filing for a divorce or a child custody modification.

Have You Been Accused Of Domestic Violence?

For those facing allegations of domestic violence, you are not only facing a very serious criminal charge, but also the reality of having to abide by a restraining order that likely keeps you from returning to your home among other restrictions. Failing to follow those restrictions is another crime in itself.

Another issue that needs to be considered is the impact such allegations can have on a divorce or other family law matter. Domestic violence accusations, whether they are true or not, can have a major impact on how family law matters are decided. You should work with an attorney who can help you deal with all potential family law aspects of your situation.

More Than 30 Years Of Family Law Experience

At Abate & Smith, attorney Michael J. Smith has been providing skilled family law representation to people for more than 30 years. He is able to build cases for his clients that help them protect themselves from domestic violence and from the damage allegations of domestic violence can do. He is committed to providing all of his clients with the effective legal help they need.

Domestic Violence Lawyer Serving Rockford, Illinois

For representation that has the experience to help you through your domestic violence concerns, turn to Abate & Smith. To schedule an initial consultation, call 815-516-8169 or contact us online.