If you are the victim of domestic violence and have been physically or emotionally abused, harassed, threatened or intimidated by a family member or former partner or housemate, Illinois law provides a way for you to obtain an order of protection. If you have been the focus of a stalker, you also may need a civil no contact order.
Kristie C. Fingerhut, a Libertyville domestic violence lawyer, has nearly a decade of experience in helping victims and respondents of domestic abuse. She can assist you in immediately petitioning the court for a temporary order of protection. This is done by presenting, in good faith, your reasons for needing such an order. The temporary order may be issued without requiring the other person, the Respondent, to be present.
A future hearing will be scheduled, generally sometime within two days to up to three weeks after the temporary restraining order is entered. At that hearing, the Respondent will be allowed to present the other side of the case. Meanwhile, examples of temporary orders of protection include ordering the Respondent:
Type of protective orders
Court orders of protection are issued depending on the circumstances of each individual case and are of the following types:
At FW Family Law Group LLC, we recognize there are times when a petitioner's request for a protective order against our client may not be warranted. When this happens, we defend our clients and work to achieve a fair outcome.