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Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection


Attorneys for Obtaining Orders of Protection in Elgin, St. Charles, and Algonquin

Victims of domestic abuse should not have to live in fear. The legal system has mechanisms in place to help provide support and protection for abuse victims. If you are being abused by someone close to you, you may be hesitant to reach out for help. However, if you do not take steps to protect yourself, the situation may get much worse.

At the Law Office of Vogel & Mourelatos, LLC, we have over two decades of combined experience helping victims of domestic violence obtain orders of protection, so they can live safely in their home and community. We understand that it is difficult for domestic abuse victims to make that first call for help. We also understand the urgency and the need for you to protect yourself and your children. Our lawyers are strong and compassionate, and we will work closely with you to put an end to this toxic situation, so you can move on with your life.

What Is Domestic Violence?

In Illinois, when another family member or member of a household threatens, harasses, stalks, chokes, hits, kicks, sexually assaults, or otherwise interferes with your or your children’s personal liberty, they are guilty of domestic violence. Family or household members may include:

  • Spouses or ex-spouses
  • Family members who are related by blood or marriage
  • Persons who are dating, engaged, or used to date
  • Persons who live together or used to live together
  • Persons who have or allegedly have a child in common
  • Persons with disabilities and their caregivers

Obtaining Orders of Protection

An order of protection is a legal remedy designed to provide protection and safety to victims of domestic violence. There are three general types of protection orders:

  • Emergency Orders of Protection: These are immediate orders that are granted based on the testimony and affidavit of the victim. They remain in effect for 14 to 21 days.
  • Interim Orders of Protection: Interim orders are granted for a period of up to 30 days.
  • Plenary Orders of Protection: Plenary orders may be granted by a Judge after the accused is served with the necessary documents and upon advising the accused of a hearing date and conducting a hearing on the matter.

Speak With a Compassionate Algonquin Domestic Violence Attorney

No one should have to live in fear of being physically or psychologically abused. At the Law Office of Vogel & Mourelatos, LLC, we have in-depth experience obtaining emergency orders of protection for domestic violence victims, and we can skillfully guide you through the process, so you can get out of the abusive and toxic relationship.

For immediate help with domestic violence and orders of protection, contact our office today at 847-428-7725 or 630-200-4882 for an initial consultation. We serve clients in Kane County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Cook County/Rolling Meadows, Algonquin, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Batavia, Bull Valley, Burlington, Campton Hills, Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake, Dundee, East Dundee, Elgin, Geneva, Lake in the Hills, Pingree Grove, St. Charles, South Elgin, West Chicago, West Dundee, Woodstock, and the