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Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Schaumburg, IL 60173
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400 S. County Farm Road, Suite 320
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
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Orland Park, IL 60462
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Chicago Orders of Protection Attorneys

Assisting Domestic Violence Clients in Cook and DuPage County Circuit Courts

At Anderson & Associates, P.C., our attorneys take allegations of domestic violence very seriously. Unfortunately, in the 30 years that our firm has practiced family law we have had to handle many cases involving domestic violence. Physical violence and the threat of physical violence are never acceptable and we take all possible precautions to protect our clients and our clients’ children. Depending on the circumstances, obtaining a restraining order or order of protection may be necessary.

Orders of Protection in Illinois

If you or your children are the victims of a physical assault, threats or stalking by your spouse, significant other, or other family member, you can obtain a protective order to provide a layer of legal protection. In Illinois, restraining orders are called orders of protection, and they place legal restrictions on the accused abuser. There are several types of orders of protection in Illinois including:

  • Emergency Order – These protective orders can be obtained immediately on a temporary basis by going to court. The accused does not have to be present for an emergency order to be issued. Emergency orders typically expire in 14-21 days. In order for the protective order to be extended the victim must attend a hearing.
  • Interim Order – When a hearing cannot be scheduled before the expiration of an emergency order, an interim order is used to bridge the gap. For an interim order to be issued, the accused abuser must have either appeared before a judge or been notified of the upcoming hearing.
  • Plenary Order – After a hearing in which both sides have the opportunity to present their evidence, a plenary order can be issued if the victim’s case is proven. These orders can last for up to two years.

False allegations of domestic violence during contested divorces are not unheard of, as such allegations can offer a tactical advantage in the divorce. When our clients are falsely accused of domestic violence or falsely named in an order of protection, we investigate the situation and aggressively defend our client.

For more information on how we can assist you with obtaining an order of protection or defend against a false allegation of abuse, contact us to schedule a free consultation. From our Chicago Office and three regional offices, we represent clients through the Chicagoland area including Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County and beyond.