Many Illinois residents may be fortunate to have a caring and loving family. Sadly, not all residents are so lucky and may be the victims of domestic battery. These situations can be difficult to escape, but there is help available for individuals how may be in need of orders of protection. Seeking help may be the first step in removing yourself from a dangerous situation.
Some parties may have some knowledge about restraining orders, but there are certain situations that could warrant an emergency order of protection. These orders can be effective immediately, and the other party involved does not have to be informed before the order can be put in place. However, the other party may be able to contest the order later.