Filing a Restraining Order in Belleville
How to Get a Restraining Order and Obtain Peace of Mind
Victims of psychological, physical or domestic abuse—and their children—can protect themselves by filing an order of protection (also referred to as restraining orders) against the aggressor. These court orders are intended to stop violent or threatening behaviors, and protecting victims like you from further abuse.
Orders of protection are court orders that set limits on the aggressors’ behavior and whereabouts. For example, a restraining order might prohibit the aggressor from visiting your home or work, or contacting you or your children.
Restraining orders give you—and your children—the peace of mind, and guarantee your safety. You can report violations of the order to the police, and criminal charges will be brought against the aggressor. If the aggressor continues the threatening or harmful behavior, they will be held accountable.
Orders of protection are intended to stop violations of your personal liberty like domestic abuse, harassment, depletion of assets or stalking, allowing you to get your life back. Whether the aggressor is a current or ex-partner, or a close friend or family member, you deserve to be protected against their behavior.
Still, restraining order law is complicated, and judges do not take these cases lightly. Essentially, you are asking the court to restrict your partner’s personal liberty in order to protect your own. You need to prove why the judge should grant that to you.
Working with an experienced Belleville family law attorney is the best way to maximize your odds of obtaining an order of protection.
At Hipskind & McAninch, LLC, our team of experienced order of protection lawyers will work closely with you, building the strongest case for why the court should make your safety a priority.
John Hipskind and Brady McAninch have experience on both sides—seeking restraining orders and defending against them. We know how the other side will build their case and can counter their every argument, obtaining the best outcome for your case.
”These issues are never easy and don’t go as planned. John stuck by us and handled business for us while dealing with the up and downs and twists and turns of events that kept taking place with professionalism and with grace. I highly recommended him to help with any case that someone may be dealing with. He will have your back!”
– Nicole Bean
Our goal is to make you feel safe. And we have the experience to do it.
We know that restraining order cases are sensitive. That’s why we’ll never treat you like just another client. We’ll give you our cell phone number, so you can call us day or night with any questions you might have. After all, emergencies hardly ever abide by a 9 to 5 schedule.
Let us help you get your peace of mind back. We’ll work as quickly as possible to obtain a restraining order for you. And, if you’re in immediate danger, we can work to expedite the process by filing for an emergency order of protection while we plan out a long-term strategy.
Your safety is our priority. Learn why, after nearly 90 online reviews, we still have a perfect 5-star rating because of our commitment to you, the client.
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