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If you're seeking protection from domestic violence, our order of protection lawyer provides the advocacy needed to secure your safety under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act.
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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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More information about our Illinois Order of Protection Attorneys

Understanding Your Rights Under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act

When facing situations of physical abuse or domestic violence, it's critical to know that protective orders are a viable option for your safety. Our family law attorneys are here to guide you through the process, ensuring you understand how the Illinois Domestic Violence Act can work for you. We're committed to offering the experienced attorney support necessary to navigate these challenging circumstances, focusing on securing protection orders that prioritize your well-being.

The Role of a Protection Order

Obtaining a protection order is a crucial step for many in escaping the cycle of domestic violence. Our law firm specializes in helping individuals secure these orders, which can include provisions against residential exclusion, contact, and can impact child custody arrangements. We understand the severity of these issues and work diligently to protect your interests and those of your family members, ensuring a swift and effective legal response.

Legal Support When You Need It Most

Our law offices are dedicated to supporting you through every stage of obtaining a protection order. From the initial filing to the hearing for plenary protective orders, we stand by your side, providing the legal representation and advice you need. We recognize the importance of your safety and the complexities involved in these cases, and we're here to fight for the protection you deserve.

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Further Reading from our Illinois Order of Protection Attorneys

Illinois Orders of Protection Explained

Our Illinois order of protection attorneys explain laws behind Illinois orders of protection in the following companion article.

Orders of protection are intended to protect the petitioner and others from abuse at the hands of family members or household members.  Both the terms "abuse" and "family or household member" are very broadly interpreted by Illinois courts. As such, the powers of an order of protection can be equally as broad. In this blogpost, we discuss the difference between an order of protection and a restraining order and who is eligible for orders of protection.

Read the full article by our Illinois order of protection attorneys explaining Illinois order of protection laws.

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Illinois Emergency Orders of Protection Explained

In this video's companion article, our Illinois order of protection attorneys take a closer look at emergency orders of protection. We also explain the difference how an emergency order of protection differs from an interim order of protection and a plenary order of protection.

In short, an emergency order of protection may be issued without service or prior notice to the defendant.  It is intended to bridge the gap between the filing of a petition for order of protection and the first court date after proper service. Interim orders of protection, meanwhile, may be entered after the defendant is properly served and is intended to be effective until the plenary order of protection, the final order in the case, is entered.

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