What Is an Order of Protection And How Can I Obtain One?
Put simply, an order of protection is a court-ordered mandate that can keep one member of a family or household safe from the actions of another. Orders of protection are governed by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act and are enforced throughout the county. The attorneys at Caesar & Bender, LLP, can help you navigate the process of obtaining an order of protection by ensuring that you know which order of protection is best for your situation, that the required information is included in your petition, and that the necessary steps are followed.
Is an Order Of Protection The Same Thing As A Restraining Order?
An order of protection is aimed at removing abuse. Orders of protection differ from other types of restraining orders because they are more readily enforced in every city, town, village, and other municipality throughout the United States. Other orders are generally enforced by the court, while orders of protection also are enforced by law enforcement. The violation of an order of protection is actually a criminal offense in Illinois.
Can I File for An Order Of Protection?
Our family law attorneys, have the necessary experience to ensure that clients in need file for orders of protection when necessary to protect his or her safety as well as that of their children.
Generally, ask for an order of protection in the Illinois court system, one needs to meet one of three qualifications:
- They themselves must have been abused by a family or household member;
- They must be filing on behalf of a minor who has been abused by a family or household member; and/or
- They must be filing on behalf of an adult with disabilities who has been abused by a family or household member
Serious and tragic circumstances exist when an order of protection is needed, often children are involved. Be assured that we understand.