This post concludes and recaps my series on how Peoria, Illinois fathers may deal with cases which involve protective orders. I felt it necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many dads are often unsure as to how to proceed once they have been served with a TPO. Taking a wrong action, under such circumstances, can potentially lead to criminal charges and a loss of child custody. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their options and to also provide information which will help individuals make an informed choice when they are selecting a fathers’ rights lawyer. If you need assistance then contact my office today to speak with an attorney.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- What happens after a TPO application is filed
- When Peoria Courts may issue an order of protection
- Dealing with TPO’s which were based on false claims
- The general process of challenging a protective order
There are several reasons why it is important for dads to understand these topics. First, the legal process moves quickly once a Petition has been filed for a Protective Order. Failing to understand the process can result in a more lasting order being granted. Second, Peoria Courts will generally issue an initial order if they believe that there is a credible threat of violence. Such Orders, however, may be quickly challenged. Third, and unfortunately, Petitions are sometimes based on false accusations made by one who is attempting to gain an advantage in child custody proceedings. It is important to build a proper defense against such claims. Finally, understanding the process involved in challenging an Order is important in making sure the matter is handled properly.
One point I have stressed through each of these articles is the fact that dads must take the matter seriously. Many times a dad may make the mistake of thinking that such cases are a “private matter” between two parties when such is not the case. Failing to properly handle a protective order can lead to serious consequences that will have lasting repercussions. If you are in need of legal assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Peoria fathers’ rights lawyer.
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