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Orland Park order of protection attorney

People who find themselves in abusive relationships can feel trapped and helpless. From the outside, leaving one's abuser may seem like the obvious answer. However, things are not always so cut and dry. One of the most common fears of those looking to escape an abusive relationship is a potential violent backlash from their partner, as well as concerns about how to support themselves financially and ensure their children's safety. These are real fears, and they can make someone stay in a dangerous relationship to avoid the possible consequences. For individuals who find themselves trapped in an abusive relationship, options are available to protect them. Illinois offers its residents orders of protection to keep them safe from abusers who may harm them.

What Can an Order of Protection Do?

Many may have heard of an “order of protection” under a different name -- a restraining order. This is not the correct legal term; however, this colloquial term is often used by those who are outside of the legal or law enforcement fields. An order of protection is a legal mandate that restricts an abuser from coming in contact with his or her victim(s). In Illinois, orders of protection are available to family or household members, and they hold a lot of power once they are granted. Many think that an order of protection simply bans one person from seeing another, but there are many other stipulations that can be tied to the court mandate depending on the situation. An order of protection may do the following:

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