Orders of Protection: The Basics
Illinois defines domestic violence as:
Any person who hits, chokes, kicks, threatens, harasses, or interferes with the personal liberty of another family or household member.
What is an Order of Protection?
Orders of Protection are Court orders that help protect a family member or household member from the actions of another and they are regulated by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act.
For the Court to grant an Order of Protection, the Petitioner must prove these three elements:
Who can file a Petition for Orders of Protection in Illinois?
For a petition to be successful, the Petitioner must be a family member or household member of the alleged abuser.
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