Orders Of Protection
An order of protection is designed to protect an individual from being harmed by his or her spouse, former spouse or another family member. At Robert A. Chapski, Ltd., in Elgin, Illinois, we can represent a client on either side of an order of protection, also commonly known as a restraining order. Whether you require a strong defense or you are pursuing an order after suffering abuse, we can provide you with trusted advice and guidance based on many years of experience.
In cases involving alleged domestic abuse, an order of protection can be granted temporarily to protect the person seeking the order (the petitioner) until the full court hearing. If you have been served with an order of protection, it is important to hire an attorney as soon as possible. At Robert A. Chapski, Ltd., we understand the serious nature of these accusations. As a law firm dedicated to family law, we have substantial experience helping people dealing with orders of protection during divorce. We know how to carefully examine the facts of these difficult cases and identify the most effective legal solutions for each of our clients.
An order of protection restricts the person named in the order (the respondent) from contacting the alleged victim. If the order is granted, the respondent typically cannot:
- Enter the home (if shared with the petitioner)
- Come within a certain distance of the petitioner
- Spend time with his or her children
- Possess firearms
- Contact the petitioner in any manner, including by telephone or email
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