Clayton, Missouri Protective Order Attorneys in St. Louis County

Clayton, Missouri Protective Order Attorneys in St. Louis County

Order of Protection Lawyers in Clayton, Missouri in St. Louis County

Orders of protection (or protective orders) — often called restraining orders — are legal orders issued by Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma 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 Clayton, 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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Helpful Information Regarding Family Violence From our Webpage

We handle many different issues related to family violence:
Domestic abuse
You do not have to suffer through domestic abuse. The attorneys at Stange Law Firm have a great deal of experience handling domestic violence matters. We can help you understand your options
Child neglect
If your child has been taken into custody by the Department of Social Services, Stange Law Firm can help you in this matter.
Protective orders
The attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC, have successfully obtained orders of protection and can work to obtain protection for you and your loved ones.
Psychological Evaluations in Divorce
The psychological state of the parties might be an important issue in a custody dispute. We can help request a psychological evaluation if this is an important issue in your case.
Juvenile Matters
Important child custody issues might be litigated in the juvenile court. Attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC can help if that is the case.
Supervised Visitation
In some severe cases, one parent might be a risk to the physical health or emotional development of the children such that supervised visitation might need to be explored. We can help in these cases.
Guardian ad Litem
A Guardian ad Litem might need to be appointed in a custody case to ensure the interests of the children are protected
Parental Alienation
In extreme cases, children might be alienated from their parents. This can happen in unfortunate cases and we have experience in these types of cases.
Estranged Children
Opposite of parental alienation, in some cases, the conduct of a parent might be so extreme that the children become realistically estranged from their parent. It's important to have an attorney who understands realistic estrangement and how it can often be overlooked.
Parental Abduction
Parental abduction is a crisis type situation where one of the parents flees with the children in violation of a court order or to deprive the other parent of any custody time. It is critical to act fast and have an attorney in your corner if this is the case.
Drug Tests
Drug use can be significant problem in child custody cases. In certain cases, a parent might be a drug or alcohol abuser. It is vital to have an attorney who understands this issue and can help obtain an order for a drug or alcohol test.
Parent Coordinators
While it is not allowed by statute in Missouri or Illinois except by agreement, in some extreme cases, the parties might agree to have a parent coordinator help resolve legal custody disputes between parents who cannot co-parent. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we can help you explore this option as it might help minimize the need for costly litigation.
Sexual Abuse Allegations
In some child custody cases, sexual abuse allegations can arise. In some instances, the allegations regrettably turn out to be true. In other cases, the allegations are false and/or brought maliciously. No matter the situation, it is critical that you have counsel in your corner if sexual abuse allegations are part of your child custody matter.
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