St. Louis Protective Orders Lawyers

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Protective orders — often called restraining orders — are legal orders issued by Missouri state courts. These orders require one person to stop harming another. They are designed to protect adults and children against violent or harassing behavior.

At Stange Law Firm, PC, we understand how the law can affect Missouri families. Our knowledgeable lawyers counsel clients on what decisions to make when seeking or defending against orders for protection. We also stand up for them in court, working hard to protect their rights.

If you or someone you care about has become the victim of domestic violence, it may be possible to take legal action to make the violence stop. You may qualify for a protective order against a household member.

Many different family violence victims — both adults and children — qualify for an order for protection against a household member:

  • Spouses
  • Live-in girlfriends and boyfriends
  • Ex-spouses
  • Parents, both married and unmarried
  • Same-sex partners

We represent these people. We also represent people who are wrongly accused of causing domestic violence. Regardless of who you are or what your situation, domestic violence can touch your life in ways you never intended.

What Happens if an Order for Protection is Violated

If an order for protection is violated, the consequences can be serious. Violators can be arrested and prosecuted for a crime. They may also face a contempt of court action and be held in contempt of court. If the violation involves the failure to surrender child custody of a child, the child involved will be turned over to the custodial parent — and the violator will be arrested.

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Contact a St. Louis Protective Orders Attorney

Contact us online or by phone to schedule a complimentary and confidential half-hour consultation at any of our convenient locations, including:

  • Saint Louis County: 120 S. Central Ave., Suite 450, Clayton, MO 63105: 314-963-4700 Learn more
  • West County: 1604 Manchester Rd., Suite 103, Ellisville, MO 63011: 636-200-6400 Learn more
  • Jackson County: 256 NE Tudor Rd., Lee's Summit, Missouri 64086: 816-875-4505 Learn more
  • Jefferson County: 16 Municipal Drive, Suite C, Arnold, MO 63010: 636-296-3060 Learn more
  • St. Charles County: 2268 Bluestone Drive, St. Charles, MO 63303: 636-940-5900 Learn more
  • Franklin County: 5 S. Oak St. Union, MO 63084: 636-388-0700 Learn more
  • Lincoln County: 20 Centerline Drive, Troy, Missouri 63379: 636-487-0088 Learn more
  • Boone County: 1506 Chapel Hill Rd., Suite H, Columbia, MO 65203: 573-303-0595 Learn more
  • St. Clair County: 115 Lincoln Place Ct., Suite 101, Belleville, IL 62221: 618-310-3711 Learn more
  • Madison County: 5 Club Centre Ct. Edwardsville, Illinois 62025: 618-307-7100 Learn more
  • Sangamon County: 400 S. 9th St., Suite 100, Springfield, IL 62701: 217-717-8605 Learn more
  • Monroe County: 116 W. Mill St., Waterloo, IL 62298 (by appt. only): 618-208-0587 Learn more
  • St. Louis City: 100 S. 4th St., #549, St. Louis, MO 63102 (by appt. only): 314-499-8340 Learn more
  • Jackson County: 2300 Main St., #948, Kansas City, MO 64108 (by appt. only): 816-299-4530 Learn more