Kane County Lawyers for Protection Against Domestic Violence
Dedicated Family Law Attorneys in St. Charles, Geneva, Elgin, and Throughout Northern Illinois
Domestic violence has been, for many years, and continues to be a major problem for countless individuals and families throughout Illinois and around the country. The issue is not isolated to a particular gender, race, ethnic group, sexual identity, age group, or socioeconomic class; anyone can be a victim of domestic violence in nearly any situation. At Bochte, Kuzniar & Navigato, P.C., our dedicated team of legal professionals realizes just how serious concerns regarding domestic violence and abuse can be, and we are dedicated to helping you protect yourself and your children.
Kane County Attorneys Who Understand Your Fears
According to Illinois law, domestic violence represents more than the infliction of physical injuries. There are many other behaviors that constitute domestic violence, including some that involve no physical contact whatsoever. The Illinois Domestic Violence Act provides that a person who hits, chokes, kicks, threatens, harasses, intimidates, or interferes with the personal liberties of a family or household member has committed an act of domestic violence. Family and household members include:
- Any individual related by blood;
- A current or former spouse, or romantic partner;
- A person with whom the abuser shares a residence;
- A person with whom the abuser has a child in common; and
- A person with disabilities and his or her personal assistants.
Family Law Impacts of Domestic Abuse
The experienced attorneys at Bochte, Kuzniar & Navigato, P.C., are ready to help you and your children seek help when you are living under the threat of domestic violence and abuse. We will assist you in finding available resources, both public and private, to alleviate the danger. When appropriate, we will work with you in filing for an emergency order of protection, and will remain at your side until a more permanent solution can be reached.
If you currently in the midst of a divorce or other family law proceeding, such as the allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as child custody), domestic violence by the other party can directly affect the outcome of your case. Our lawyers are equipped to advocate on your behalf to ensure that such behavior is appropriately considered by the court. In the most extreme situations, repeated patterns of domestic abuse can even lead to the termination of parental rights as well as severe criminal penalties.
Trusted Domestic Violence Attorneys in Geneva
When you have been the victim of domestic violence, you need a place to turn for support and reliable assistance. At our law firm, we are ready and willing to offer our help no matter how serious your situation may seem. Contact our office to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We will help you explore your options and take immediate action in protecting you and your children from future harm. Call (630) 377-777 today. Bochte, Kuzniar & Navigato, P.C., serves clients in St. Charles, Batavia, Elgin, Geneva, Aurora, Elburn, Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County, DeKalb County and all of the surrounding areas.