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A Practical Approach To Orders Of Protection

In Illinois, a protection order can be used as both a shield and a sword. You can obtain a temporary order of protection against your spouse or partner based on your testimony alone. Unfortunately, people can abuse the system by making false allegations.

I am family law attorney Monika Blacha. I help clients in Naperville and the surrounding areas obtain protection orders (also known as restraining orders) against abusive spouses and partners. I also represent those who are accused of abuse. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Consequences Of A Protection Order

In Illinois, a temporary protection order is valid for up to 21 days. Then the court will hold a hearing to determine if the order should be dismissed or extended for up to two years. If you have a protection order against you, it is important to hire a lawyer to represent you at this hearing.

The consequences of a protection order can be very serious:

  • You can be removed from your home.
  • You can be barred from contacting your spouse or coming within 500 feet of him or her.
  • You can be barred from possessing guns or ammunition.
  • If you have children, you could be subject to restricted visitation.
  • You could lose your job.
  • If you violate the order, you could be sent to jail.

A protective order can provide relief from a spouse who is physically or verbally abusive. Unfortunately, a vengeful spouse can make false allegations to obtain the upper hand in a divorce dispute.

Contact Order Of Protection Lawyer Monika Blacha Today

To discuss domestic violence protection orders, call me at 630-283-1987 or email my firm. My law office is located in Naperville, and I serve clients in DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall and Will counties. I am fluent in Polish.