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.