Orders Of Protection

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Nobody deserves to be subjected to physical, emotional or sexual abuse, especially in their own home. At the Law Offices of Johnson & Buh, we help people in Geneva, Wheaton, Sycamore and across northern Illinois obtain orders of protection against spouses, parents and other household members.

What Is An Order Of Protection?

Commonly known as a restraining order, an order of protection is a type of civil court order that restricts contact between you and a relative or household member who has committed domestic violence against you or your minor children. Domestic violence can include physical or sexual abuse, as well as harassment such as stalking or threatening violence.

Types Of Orders Of Protection In Illinois

The first type of order of protection is an emergency order, which lasts 14 to 21 days, until a hearing for a plenary order can be held. The plenary order is longer term, lasting up to two years and with unlimited chances to renew. An interim order to extend the emergency order is sometimes necessary.

The alleged abuser need not be present when you ask the court for an emergency order, and the order may require the abuser to leave your home. The plenary order hearing is more formal and gives both parties the opportunity to present their case to the judge. You have the right to be represented by an attorney at the plenary order hearing.

Whether you are seeking protection for yourself and your kids, or you are facing loss of contact with your children, you need an experienced and skilled family law attorney. At the Law Offices of Johnson & Buh, we will make sure that you get fair treatment in court and that you and your children are safe.

For a free consultation about orders of protection, please call the Law Offices of Johnson & Buh at 630-478-9971 or email us to schedule an appointment with a lawyer. We represent clients in DeKalb and Kendall counties.