1101 Perimeter Dr. Ste. 220, Schaumburg, IL 60173


Schaumburg Orders of Protection Attorney

Schaumburg Family Lawyer Assisting Clients in Cook and DuPage County Domestic Violence Cases

At Anderson Attorneys, P.C., we take allegations of domestic violence very seriously. Unfortunately, in the 30 years that Attorney Jonathan Anderson has practiced family law, we have had to handle many cases involving domestic violence. Physical violence and the threat of physical violence are never acceptable, and we take all possible precautions to protect our clients and our clients' children. Depending on the circumstances, obtaining a restraining order or order of protection may be necessary.

Orders of Protection in Illinois

If you or your children are the victims of a physical assault, threats, or stalking by your spouse, significant other, or another family member, you can obtain a protective order to provide a layer of legal protection. In Illinois, restraining orders are called orders of protection, and they place legal restrictions on the accused abuser. There are several types of orders of protection in Illinois, including:

  • Emergency Order – These protective orders can be obtained immediately on a temporary basis by going to court. The accused does not have to be present for an emergency order to be issued. Emergency orders typically expire in 14-21 days. In order for the protective order to be extended, the victim must attend a hearing.
  • Interim Order – When a hearing cannot be scheduled before the expiration of an emergency order, an interim order may be used to bridge the gap. For an interim order to be issued, the accused abuser must have either appeared before a judge or been notified of the upcoming hearing.
  • Plenary Order – After a hearing in which both sides have the opportunity to present their evidence, a plenary order can be issued if a judge believes that measures should be taken to protect the safety of family or household members. These orders can last for up to two years.

False allegations of domestic violence during contested divorces are not unheard of, as such allegations can offer a tactical advantage in the divorce. When our clients are falsely accused of domestic violence or falsely named in an order of protection, we investigate the situation and aggressively defend them against these accusations.

For more information on how we can assist you with obtaining an order of protection or defend against a false allegation of abuse, contact us at 847-850-8899 to schedule a free consultation. From our Schaumburg office, we represent clients throughout the Chicago area, including Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and beyond.

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