Wheaton Order of Protection Attorneys
Assisting Individuals with Obtaining Orders of Protection in DuPage County and Throughout Illinois
Orders of protection are provided by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act to protect victims from abuse where they have experienced harassment, physical abuse, intimidation of a dependent, interference with personal liberty or deprivation. Under the Act, the definition of abuse is interchangeable with that of domestic violence. If you are the victim of abuse, contact Beck & Houlihan, P.C. immediately at 630-933-9220. Our attorneys can help you file for an order of protection and ensure your safety as you plan your next step.
Obtaining an Order of Protection
The law defines potential victims covered by orders of protection as:
Family or household members may include:
A petition for an order of protection may be filed by the person who has been abused, someone who is acting on behalf of a minor child, or someone who has been abused and, due to a disability or age/health impairment, they cannot file it themselves. An order of protection is typically issued by a judge in the form of an emergency order but can also be an interim or plenary order.
Overlap With Other Proceedings
A petition for an order of protection can be filed under the same case number as another civil proceeding involving the same parties, including but not limited to any proceeding for:
If the court finds that the petitioner has been abused, remedies can include:
Assistance from an Experienced Attorney
Dealing with domestic violence issues, as well as ensuring your safety and the safety of your loved ones, can be a complicated and confusing process. It is important that, if you need an order of protection, you have an experienced attorney file for one in civil court for you. If you are also seeking a divorce or child custody as a result of abuse, your attorney will also need to be well-versed in other areas of family law in order to adequately protect your rights and represent you.
The skilled Wheaton family law attorneys at Beck & Houlihan, P.C. practice in all areas of family law including divorce, guardianships, child custody, adoption, child support, and more. We are prepared to obtain an order of protection for you and any of your loved ones if you need it. Contact our office at 630-933-9220.
From our law office in Wheaton, IL the family law, bankruptcy and criminal law attorneys of Beck & Houlihan, P.C. represent businesses and individual clients throughout the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois including Wheaton, Naperville, Aurora, Oak Brook, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Elgin, Lombard, Downers Grove, Burr Ridge, Lisle, Elmhurst, Oakbrook Terrace, St. Charles, Winfield, Woodridge, Warrenville and throughout DuPage, Kane, Cook and Will Counties.