When a person in Hinsdale enters into a dating relationship, a marriage, or even a shared household situation with a roommate, it is rare to plan for domestic violence. Most of us enter into domestic relationships under the assumption that family and household members care about one another and thus are unlikely to become verbally or physically violent with someone they love. However, domestic violence does happen, and victims often file for orders of protection in order to ensure that they will not be victimized by a family or household member again in the future. The Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (750 ILCS 60/) permits numerous individuals to seek protection through an order of protection.
Obtaining an order of protection can be a complicated process, and it is essential to have a dedicated Hinsdale orders of protection attorney on your side.
How does a person go about seeking an order of protection in Hinsdale? The Illinois Domestic Violence Act explains that, in order to get a protective order, you must file a petition. There are multiple ways to file a petition for an order of protection, including:
There are two primary ways for a person to ensure that an order of protection is enforced:
You should keep in mind that you can still contact the police even if the abuser has stopped violating the order of protection. For example, if an order of protection says that an abuser cannot come to the victim’s house, if the abuser does so and then leaves, the victim should still contact the police. The abuser may be arrested for violating the order of protection.
Illinois domestic violence law can be complicated, and it is important to have an experienced Hinsdale family lawyer on your side when you need help with an order of protection. To learn more about how our firm can assist with your case, contact the Law Office of George M. Sanders, P.C. for more information.