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Hinsdale Orders of Protection Attorney

Hinsdale Orders of Protection Attorney

Orders of Protection Attorney Serving Clients Throughout Hinsdale, Illinois

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.

Steps for Seeking an Order of Protection in Hinsdale

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:

  • Independently: Even if there are no other pending legal issues involving the individual against whom the order of protection is being sought, a person can seek an order of protection to ensure his or her safety. To seek an order of protection, the person seeking the order must go to a civil court and provide information about the abuse and the reasons for the order. A Hinsdale family lawyer can help.
  • In connection with another civil proceeding: If you are filing for divorce, for instance, or are seeking an allocation of parental responsibilities, you can seek an order of protection in conjunction with one of these civil proceedings. Just like a person who files independently, you will need to provide evidence that shows why you need the protective order.
  • In connection with a delinquency petition or criminal prosecution: If the alleged abuser is also being charged with crimes related to the abuse, for example, then the victim can seek an order of protection in conjunction with these criminal charges.

Enforcing a Hinsdale Order of Protection

There are two primary ways for a person to ensure that an order of protection is enforced:

  • Contact the police if the alleged abuser violates the terms of the order of protection; or
  • Ask a judge in court to enforce the order of protection.

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.

Learn More by Speaking with a Hinsdale Orders of Protection Lawyer

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.

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You will find our attorneys to be flexible, responsive, and ready to begin providing exceptional representation to protect your rights and your best interests immediately. Call our law office now at 312-624-7645 to schedule a consultation about your family law needs at no initial charge.

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