Orders of Protection

How Protection Orders Work in Illinois

It's not unusual for one of the parties in a divorce - often but not always the woman - to seek an Order of Protection against the other spouse. These orders can provide needed protection for victims of domestic violence. However, they can also be abused in order to obtain the upper hand in a divorce or child custody case.

At Murphy & Dunn, P.C. in Peoria, Illinois, our attorneys offer an initial consultation to explain how to obtain an Order off Protection and the effect it would have on you and your spouse.

An order of protection can be obtained not only for physical abuse, but also for threats, intimidation and concealment of children.

An Order With Serious Consequences

Every county in Illinois has an order of protection office for victims of domestic violence. A judge can grant a temporary protection order (also known as a restraining order) for three weeks based solely on the testimony of one party. The court will then schedule a hearing to determine whether to make the order permanent. These issues involve major consequences to both parties and to the children of a marriage. They can affect your ability to live in your home, see your children, possess a firearm, coach your child's athletic team, and many more issues. You need an experienced trial attorney on your side for these issues.

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Contact us today for your free initial consultation. Parking is free. To set up an appointment, please call us at 866-681-5405, or fill out the contact form on this Web site. " We now have two office locations to serve you better. Our man office is located at 456 Fulton Street, Suite 425, Peoria, Illinois 61602.