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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.
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.