Dupage County Lawyers

DuPage County Order Of Protection And Restraining Order Attorney


When domestic violence threats enter into a heated situation, those threatened immediately need protection. With help from an experienced lawyer at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., we can work to make sure that you receive the temporary or long-term protection you need against an individual who has made threats or shown violent behavior.

Our Illinois lawyers are well-known for both their family law and criminal law experience. We handle domestic abuse and family law cases, abuse and neglect, and related family law issues. Our team is aggressive in the courtroom and consistently provides personalized attention for clients.

With office locations in Woodridge and Chicago, we represent clients throughout the entire Chicagoland area. Call our DuPage County lawyers for orders of protection today at 630-305-0222 or 312-388-7882 to schedule a free initial consultation.

What Types Of Orders Of Protection Are Available?

Under Illinois law, actual violence such as an attempted assault or battery does not have to occur. A threat, intimidation, harassment, stalking, or interference with personal liberty is grounds for an order of protection. If you have experienced one or more of these, we can act quickly to obtain a temporary restraining order, and follow up by obtaining a permanent order.

There are three basic types of orders of protection in Illinois:

  • Emergency order of protection: This can be obtained almost immediately or within a few hours, without the presence of the person accused of the threat or act of violence. These last 14-21 days, specifically, until the hearing for the plenary order of protection.
  • Interim order of protection: This can offer an additional period of protection, if for some reason the plenary hearing is delayed.
  • Plenary order of protection: This can be issued after a court hearing in which the petitioner and the other party have the opportunity to tell their stories. It can last up to two years and be renewed.

Who Can Get An Order Of Protection?

Orders of protection are available for persons in many types of relationships and former relationships, including spouses and ex-spouses, persons in dating relationships, same-sex relationships, household members, roommates and other family members. No one should have to live with abuse, violence, intimidation, or under the threat of violence. An attorney at our firm will explain your rights and take action on your behalf.

Experienced Domestic Abuse Lawyers Serving Woodridge, Aurora And Other Illinois Areas

Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., offers a free initial consultation. Please contact us by calling 630-305-0222, 312-388-7882 or sending us an email online. Located in Illinois, we have offices in Woodridge and Chicago, and we handle cases throughout the surrounding areas.