At the Law Office of George M. Sanders, P.C., our dedicated family law attorneys are committed to helping residents of Arlington Heights with domestic violence cases. Physical abuse, or the threat of violence, is never acceptable. When that violence comes from a family member or someone else in your home, it can be difficult to know what options are available to you. In particular, if your spouse or partner is the abuser, you may be in fear for yourself and your children if you take legal action.
Illinois law recognizes the dangers of domestic violence and provides protection to victims under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (750 ILCS 60/). Under the Act, any person who is a victim of domestic violence can file a petition for an order of protection. In Arlington Heights, orders of protection can prohibit the abuser from engaging in certain behaviors, and these court orders can also require the abuser to take certain steps to remedy the harm caused. An experienced Arlington Heights orders of protection attorney can speak with you today about your case.
To obtain an order of protection, the petition must seek the order against a family member or household member. The Illinois Domestic Violence Act defines a family or household member as any of the following:
If you need help filing a petition for an order of protection, an Arlington Heights domestic violence attorney can assist you.
There are several different kinds of protective orders, including:
If you have been the victim of domestic violence and need help filing a petition for an order of protection in Illinois, a dedicated Arlington Heights orders of protection lawyer can provide support. To learn more about the services we provide to families throughout the Chicago area, contact the Law Office of George M. Sanders, P.C. to discuss your case.
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