An OP provides a variety of protections for your safety. You may request any remedies which apply to your situation. You may disregard any remedies which do not apply or which you do not desire. The Judge will consider the circumstances and has the final decision about which remedies to grant.
The following remedies appear on an Order of Protection:
- Forbid Respondent from committing further acts or threats of abuse, harassment, or stalking.
- Remove Respondent from your residence.
- Prohibit Respondent from being present in your home while under the influence of drugs/alcohol
- Prohibit Respondent from entering your place of employment, school, etc.
- Prohibit Respondent from taking or damaging your property.
- Restrict or deny Respondent’s visitation with the children
- Order Respondent to pay temporary support
- Order Respondent to pay you for losses due to abuse, like medical bills, attorney’s fees, property damage, etc.
- Order Respondent to turn over firearms to law enforcement.
- Order Respondent to participate in counseling. For more information on DuPage County’s Partner Abuse Intervention Program, go to DuPage County’s Domestic Violence Program.