You should not have to be in fear of physical violence at home, school, or your place of employment. Too often, unfortunately, violence or threats of violence come from family members or other members of our households. When this type of violence occurs, it is typically known as domestic violence, and the victim may be able to obtain an order of protection.
Orders of protection are court orders that are designed to provide protection for family members who have been victims of domestic violence, which is defined under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (750 ILCS 60/). Orders of protection are sometimes called protective orders or restraining orders, and they are designed to protect individuals who may be vulnerable to domestic violence. If you need help seeking an order of protection, an experienced Evanston orders of protection attorney can assist with your situation.
If you have been the victim of domestic violence, including physical abuse or threats, you may be able to file for an order of protection. Under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, the following people can file a petition for an order of protection:
What do you need to do in order to file for an order of protection? To file a petition for an order of protection in Evanston, you have a few different options:
Family law cases involving domestic violence can be extremely difficult, both physically and emotionally. Sometimes domestic violence occurs in the home when there are no other immediate legal issues affecting the family, and sometimes it happens when one party files for divorce or seeks parental responsibilities for the children. No matter what your situation might be, if you have been a victim of domestic violence, an order of protection can help to ensure your safety. A dedicated Evanston orders of protection lawyer can help with your case. Contact the Law Office of George M. Sanders, P.C. to discuss your options.