Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection

In Illinois, the Domestic Violence Act seeks prevention of physical violence and harassment among family and household members, often through the entry of an Order of Protection. An order of protection may be sought independently as well as in the context of a divorce, civil union or parentage case. While an Order of Protection does provide victims of abuse with a broad range of protection, such orders have the potential for misuse, if they are based on false claims. Our attorneys are experienced in obtaining Orders of Protection for clients, who are victims of domestic abuse, as well as in preventing the entry of such an order for clients, who are falsely accused of domestic violence.

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