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January 23, 2024

What protections can I get in an interim order of protection?

An interim order can include all of the protections that you can get in a plenary (final) order of protection except it cannot include an order for counseling, decision-making responsibilities (legal custody), support payments, or reimbursing you for costs/damages unless the abuser has filed a general appearance in court or s/he has been personally served.1 If the abuser appears in court (files a general appearance), s/he will have the right to testify during this hearing.2

1 750 ILCS 60/218(a)
2 750 ILCS 60/218(b)