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Palatine Orders of Protection Attorney

Palatine Orders of Protection Attorney

Illinois Family Law Attorney Providing Help with Orders of Protection for Clients in Palatine

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:

  • Physical abuse;
  • Harassment;
  • Intimidation; or
  • Interference with a person’s liberty.

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.

What is an Order of Protection in Palatine, Illinois?

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.

What Can a Palatine Order of Protection Do?

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:

  • Prevent the abuser from sharing a residence with the victim;
  • Prevent the abuser from sharing a residence while the abuser is using drugs or alcohol;
  • Require the abuser to bring the child to court;
  • Give temporary custody (or allocate parental responsibilities) to the victim;
  • Determine whether visitation (parenting time) is appropriate;
  • Prevent the abuser from having access to the child’s records;
  • Require the abuser to give the victim certain property;
  • Prevent the abuse from destroying personal property of the victim;
  • Require the abuser to pay the victim for losses as a result of the domestic violence;
  • Require the abuser to turn over any weapons to law enforcement; and/or
  • Require the abuser to undergo counseling.

Depending upon your particular situation, an order of protection also may be able to prohibit other actions.

Seek Help from a Palatine Order of Protection Lawyer

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.


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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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