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What Does an Order of Protection Do in Illinois?

By |2022-08-27T06:49:41+00:00September 12th, 2022|Civil Order of Protection|

In Illinois, an order of protection (sometimes called a restraining order) is a legal order issued by a judge that prohibits one person from contacting or coming near another person. A restraining order can be used [...]

How Long Will an Order of Protection Be On Your Record in Illinois?

By |2022-01-31T03:20:18+00:00February 14th, 2022|Civil Order of Protection|

If someone has obtained an order of protection against you – commonly called a restraining order or a protective order – it can last for several years. During that time, you’ll be prohibited from doing certain [...]

Served With an Order of Protection? Here’s How it Works

By |2022-01-31T03:15:06+00:00February 7th, 2022|Civil Order of Protection|

If someone takes out an order of protection against you, you’re not allowed to go near that person until the order expires (or a judge revokes it). An order of protection can also prevent you from [...]

Can You Contact Your Ex Through Someone Else if They Have an Order of Protection Against You?

By |2021-11-01T21:28:54+00:00November 1st, 2021|Civil Order of Protection|

If you’re like many people in Illinois, you know that having an order of protection against you can make life difficult – and it may prevent you from doing some things that you need to do. [...]

What Should You Do if Someone Gets an Order of Protection Against You?

By |2021-03-15T07:20:40+00:00March 15th, 2021|Civil Order of Protection|

If you're like many people, you've never had an order of protection issued against you - so when it happens, you're surprised, confused, and not quite sure what to do. What are you supposed to do [...]

What Does an Order of Protection Prevent You From Doing?

By |2021-03-15T07:05:58+00:00March 8th, 2021|Civil Order of Protection, Domestic Battery|

If someone gets an order of protection against you, you're legally obligated to follow it. That may mean making some serious changes to the way you live your life. Here's what you need to know. What [...]

Domestic Violence Charges in Illinois: What You Need to Know

By |2020-10-27T07:20:26+00:00October 26th, 2020|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Civil Order of Protection, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people facing domestic violence charges - which are technically called domestic battery charges in Illinois - you probably have a lot of questions. First things first: You are always welcome to call [...]

How Do You Convince a Judge to Drop a No Contact Order?

By |2020-06-22T20:55:24+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Civil Order of Protection|

If you’re like many people in Chicago and the surrounding communities, you’ve had someone take out an order of protection against you – or you took one out against someone else – and you’d like to [...]

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