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Orders of Protection: Part I

Posted on November 18, 2015 in Orders of Protection

Illinois divorce attorney, Illinois family lawyer, protection order,What is an order of protection in DuPage County? According to the Illinois Attorney General’s website, orders of protection are court orders that “restrict an abuser.” They are designed to prevent an abuser from doing any harm to the petitioner or to his or her children. It is important to know that they are only available to family members of members of the same household. In other words, orders of protection are not designed to protect individuals from casual acquaintances or persons they do not know very well. Rather, they are to protect individuals from a violent family member or from another person who lives in the same household.

Domestic violence is an issue that impacts member of the Muslim community in DuPage County. If you have questions or concerns about an order of protection, you should speak with an experienced DuPage County family law attorney.

Who Counts as a Family or Household Members?

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