1776 S. Naperville Road
Building B, Suite 202
Wheaton, IL 60189
630-462-9500630-462-9500
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Wheaton Restraining Order Attorney
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Wheaton, IL Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders Attorneys

Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders Lawyers in DuPage County

Domestic violence is all too common in many familial situations. Dealing with family law matters such as divorce and child-related issues often brings out the worst in people and can result in dangerous situations. When violence or the threat of violence has occurred, protecting yourself and your children is the number one priority. At The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., we are dedicated to our clients’ safety and the safety of their children. Our attorneys can assist in obtaining the necessary orders of protection and helping you through this difficult time.

Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders in Illinois

Orders of protection and restraining orders are used to provide a legal barrier between abusers and victims. In Illinois, there are three types of orders of protection:

  • Emergency orders – These are available based only on the Petitioner’s testimony to a judge. The Respondent does not have to be notified or present (ex parte). These orders are only available for up to 21-days until a full hearing can be had.
  • Interim orders – These are available to cover the time between when the emergency order expires and a full hearing for a plenary order can be held. The Respondent must appear before the court or have been notified of the hearing for an interim order to be issued, and they only last for up to 30 days.
  • Plenary orders – Following a full court hearing in which both sides are able to present evidence, a plenary order can be issued for up to two years (at which point it can be renewed).

Orders of protection offer numerous layers of protection. Depending on the circumstances and the nature of the danger, a judge can restrict an abuser’s proximity to the victim and locations where the victim frequents (i.e. work, school); force an abuser to leave a residence shared with the victim; prohibit visitation with a minor child; prohibit an abuser from taking, hiding or destroying property owned or co-owned by the victim; force the surrender of firearms; and provide a number of other protections. How the protection order is designed will depend on the situation. Our attorneys strongly advocate for the greatest possible protection for our clients.

If you are in need of an order of protection, contact us at 630-462-9500630-462-9500 to schedule a consultation. We will explain how orders of protection work in Illinois and answer any questions you may have. One of our experienced family law attorneys will go over your situation, and we will discuss how we can help keep you and your children safe. We are located in Wheaton, IL and we work with clients throughout Northern Illinois, including DuPage County and the surrounding areas.

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  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Rotary of Oak Brook
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • DCBA Law Firm of the Year
    DCBA Law Firm of the Year 2011, 2013
  • Office of the States Attorney 2006-2007
    Outstanding Service to the Office of the State's Attorney 2006-2007
  • Prosecutor 2012
    Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
  • AVVO Clients Choice
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