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Amanda T. Adams

Protecting Victims Of Domestic Violence

Attorney Amanda Adams has over 15 years of experience practicing family law in Iowa and Illinois. She understands how difficult it is to take the next step in obtaining a protective order. When you work with her firm, the Law Offices of Amanda T. Adams PLLC, you gain a valuable ally and advocate dedicated to protecting your rights.

Whether you need to safely leave your marriage or seek to protect your children from harm, Ms. Adams can help you file a restraining order and represent you in court. With how overwhelming these cases can be, she ensures clear, fast communication and prompt responses so you can focus on your family. With offices in Johnston, Iowa, and Crystal Lake, Illinois, Law Offices of Amanda T. Adams PLLC is here to help clients throughout both states.

Using A Protective Order To Keep Yourself Safe

The law defines domestic violence as physical contact, or the threat of contact, which causes an injury between family members, spouses or someone you share a close relationship with. Many victims of domestic violence seek a protective order, or restraining order, to prevent further harm from occurring.

In Iowa and Illinois, three types of protective orders are used depending on the situation and circumstances surrounding the request. You can file for an emergency protective order when you need immediate protection. However, emergency orders only last for three days.

Temporary protective orders last between five and 15 days but require more evidence to issue the order. The longest-lasting restraining order in Iowa is a final protective order, which lasts up to one year. As long as you provide proof that the protection is necessary, you can renew it on a yearly basis. In Illinois, interim orders of protection cover the period between the service of process and a final hearing. A judge orders a plenary order of protection after the final hearing.

You Don’t Have To Face This Alone

If you are the victim of domestic violence, don’t wait to contact an experienced attorney and obtain a protective order. When your safety is on the line, the Law Offices of Amanda T. Adams PLLC, can help. Contact attorney Amanda Adams by calling 515-639-3168 or completing an online contact form to schedule a free consultation.