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Evanston Orders of Protection Attorney

Evanston Orders of Protection Attorney

Illinois Domestic Violence Lawyer Assisting Clients with Orders of Protection in Evanston

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.

What Do I Need to Do In Order to Get an Order of Protection in Evanston?

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:

  • An individual who was harmed by someone in their own family or house;
  • An individual on behalf of a minor child or adult who was harmed by someone in their own house and cannot file the petition on their own;
  • An individual on behalf of a disabled high-risk adult with who was harmed by someone in their family or house; and
  • An individual residing or employed at a private home or public shelter which is housing an abused household or family member.

Filing for an Evanston 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:

  • File independently—in other words, independent from another legal matter—in any civil court, either on your own or with the help of an experienced Evanston domestic violence lawyer;
  • File in conjunction with another civil proceeding, such as a divorce petition or child custody case (now known as parental responsibilities) under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA); or
  • File in conjunction with a delinquency petition or criminal prosecution, such as when the alleged perpetrator is also being charged with assault.

Learn More from an Evanston Domestic Violence Attorney

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.


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