Cook County Orders of Protection Lawyer

Need Help Obtaining or Contesting a Restraining Order in Cook, Will, or Lake County?

Unfortunately, domestic violence is a real issue in our society that can touch individuals in all walks of life, economic groups, religious groups, educational backgrounds, and ethnicities. Dealing with abuse can leave physical, mental, and emotional scars for both victims and their children. In some cases, victims who have suffered domestic violence fail to speak up until it is too late. 

No one should have to live in fear. Fortunately, you can take legal steps to protect yourself and your family against the threat of or actual abuse taken against you by a current or former intimate partner. At Bell Law Group, we have represented numerous clients in obtaining orders of protection from the courts designed to end and prevent family violence, stalking, intimidation, and other abusive behaviors. Our goal is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of you and your children in the places where you should feel the safest: your home, work, school, or frequently-visited locations.

Let our Cook County orders of protection attorney represent you in any case of domestic violence. Schedule a consultation at Bell Law Group online or at (708) 304-9080.

Orders of Protection in Illinois

Fear for the safety of yourself or that of your children qualifies you to seek an order of protection. These orders are issued by the courts on an emergency, interim, or more permanent basis. 

An order of protection can do the following:

  • Order the abuser to stop any further type of abuse or threats of abuse.
  • Stop your abuser from making any kind of contact with you or approaching you. Contact  includes by phone, text, email, letter, in person, or with the help of someone else. 
  • Order the abuser to move out of your shared residence.
  • Restrict the abuser from contacting your shared children.
  • Restrict the abuser from owning or possessing a gun.
  • Order the abuser to take part in counseling.
  • Restrict the abuser from taking a child out or state or hiding a child from you.
  • Give temporary custody of shared children to you.
  • Order the abuser to pay you child support.
  • Order the abuser to reimburse you for any losses suffered due to abuse.
  • Order any other actions or restrictions the court deems appropriate.

Judges can order emergency orders of protection without the need for the abuser to appear in court. These are intended to immediately stop any documented physical violence or threat of violence. They stay in effect for only two to three weeks. 

Judges can grant Interim orders of protection for up to 30 days. These are designed to be in effect until a court hearing can take place in which the abuser can provide his or her side of the story. 

Once a court hearing has occurred where you and your abuser can present your arguments to the judge, the judge has the authority to issue a “plenary” order of protection. This can last for up to two years. 

Meet Attorney Sahara Bell

Attorney Sahara Bell is a Family Law Practitioner, currently servicing the Chicagoland area. Sahara has represented clients in all aspects of domestic relations matters including custody disputes, property division, maintenance/alimony, child support, order of protection, and post-decree matters

  • “I have personally had the greatest experience, in being represented by in my opinion the BEST family attorney in Illinois! Sahara Bell’s professionalism and determination is unmatched.”

Contested Cases

Unfortunately, an individual may try to abuse the use of an order of protection in an effort to get a leg up in divorce and/or custody proceedings. When such an individual seeks unjustified orders of protection against you, it is vital that you have competent representation to avoid being victimized by false, exaggerated, or unmerited claims of abuse.  At Bell Law Group, our capable attorney can mount a skilled defense against such accusations on your behalf in court. 

Call Bell Law Group at (708) 304-9080 or contact us online for a consultation to empower you with the lifesaving tools and immediate support now.

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