Family Law Emergency Matters

Illinois Lawyers Helping People in Emergency Situations

Most family law problems can be anticipated and planned for. Even erratic behavior can be thwarted through the issuance of restraining orders, orders of protection, or the posting of a bond.

Some "emergency" matters are the result of delays due to wishful thinking or continued attempts to resolve the matter outside of court after it is clear that judicial involvement is needed. Prudent clients inform their attorney at the first sign of trouble from opposing party to avoid these issues.

Don't Hesitate to Call the Police or a Lawyer

At the law firm of Wakenight & Associates, P.C. our Illinois family lawyers understand how important it is to react quickly if there is a true emergency. We advise clients to call the police if they or their children are in immediate danger. After the police have created a report, call our firm as soon as possible, so we can begin working on the required pleadings to quickly secure the necessary order of court.

We are available in the following locations:

  • In Cook County: (888) 351-2843
  • In DuPage, Kane, or Kendall Counties: (888) 339-4162
  • In Will, Kankakee, Grundy, or South Cook Counties: (888) 303-1846

What Is a Family Law Emergency?

We cannot reiterate strongly enough the importance of calling the police if you feel threatened or in danger. However, there are other emergencies that require timely attention but do not require you to visit the police station.

Our law firm can help with emergencies such as:

  • Filing or contesting orders of protection
  • Helping you follow through after temporary orders of protection were issued
  • Responding when the other parent refuses to let you remove a child from the state for vacation
  • Responding when the other parent fails to return a child after scheduled visitation
  • If the other parent has a drug problem or is allowing friends who use drugs to be around the child
  • Worrying that the child may be an abuse victim
  • Helping grandparents seek emergency custody of a child

We represent men and women alike in matters such as these. Many issues require a prompt response and the filing of emergency petitions and motions. Our clients know that they can rely on us to begin working quickly on their behalf.

Call Our Firm for Any Family Law Emergency

For advice about a divorce or any other family law emergency, contact an Illinois family law attorney at Wakenight & Associates, P.C. We offer free initial phone consultations and are available throughout Illinois to help.

Contact us in Oak Park, Mokena, Joliet, Aurora, Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, St. Charles, Northbrook, Schaumburg, or Chicago Loop.