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Domestic Violence

Lake County Domestic Violence Attorney and Spousal Abuse Lawyer

Have you been the victim of domestic violence? Or, perhaps you have been accused of domestic violence. Finding the truth in these types of matters is often difficult, especially when you are dealing with a he-said, she-said incident where no witnesses were present.

However, finding the truth and pursuing the proper course of action can be incredibly important, especially when you are dealing with a divorce and child custody issues. Even if you are not involved in a divorce, incidents and allegations of domestic violence are very serious and can have major repercussions.

At the Libertyville, Illinois, family law firm of Matthew Kaplan, we deal exclusively with family law matters, and are well-versed in handling domestic violence issues. Whether you are the victim or the accused, we can provide you with the help you need to protect yourself and your rights. Our firm takes a highly personal approach to working with clients, and you can be assured of one-on-one contact directly with your attorney at all times.

Our Lake County domestic violence attorneys have more than thirty years of combined experience and have argued domestic violence cases all the way to the Supreme Court. If you need protection from your spouse, we’ll do our best to make that happen. If you need defense against allegations of abuse, we’ll stand strong in your corner and work hard to ensure that the truth is told.

Contact a Lake County domestic violence attorney at the Libertyville family law firm of Matthew Kaplan today to schedule a free, half-hour in-office consultation to discuss your case. If you are a victim of abuse, do not let the fear of paying legal fees stand in your way of getting help. If needed, we will make arrangements to ensure that you get the help you need, whether through a reduced rate or by providing pro-bono services.

Illinois Orders of Protection

According to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, if after reviewing your complaint the court finds that abuse has occurred, it shall then issue an order of protection. These orders of protection can last anywhere from twenty-one days to two years, depending on the circumstances.

Defending Abuse Allegations

If you have been accused of domestic abuse – regardless of whether or not you believe the accusations have merit – it would be wise to seek the help of an attorney. If you are involved in a divorce, these types of allegation can have serious effects on child custody and visitation matters. In addition, you may be facing criminal charges of domestic assault, which could lead to a criminal record and substantial damage to your reputation. Don’t risk it – contact us today and let us handle the details.