Domestic violence destroys families, causing physical and psychological harms to adults and children alike. No one should have to face domestic violence at home or be in fear of the threat of violence from another family member or household member. The Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (750 ILCS 60/) clarifies that domestic violence is a crime, highlighting that domestic violence can take many different forms, including but not limited to:
If you believe you may have been the victim of domestic violence and need protection from the abuser, you may be eligible to file a petition for an order of protection. An experienced Palatine orders of protection attorney can get started on your case today and can discuss your options with you.
Under Illinois law, an order of protection is defined specifically as “an emergency order, interim order, or plenary order” that is granted by a petitioner as a result of domestic violence.
You may have heard orders of protection being described in other terms, such as a restraining order or a protective order. It is a court order that can do numerous things with regard to domestic violence, such as preventing the alleged abuser from having contact with the victim or requiring the abuser to turn over guns.
As we mentioned, orders of protection may be able to accomplish many different tasks in order to protect an individual who has been a victim of domestic violence. Examples of things an order of protection can do, according to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, include but are not limited to the following:
Depending upon your particular situation, an order of protection also may be able to prohibit other actions.
Do you need help filing an order of protection as a result of domestic violence? An aggressive Palatine orders of protection lawyer can answer any questions you have today and can begin working on your petition for an order of protection. Contact the Law Office of George M. Sanders, P.C. for more information about the family law services we provide to clients in Palatine and throughout Chicagoland.