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Divorce can be an extremely stressful life event. In fact, it is widely known that divorce or separation is the second most painful transition for a person to experience, only behind the death of a loved one. Even if you and your spouse are on the same page about the split, it still involves quite a bit of emotional and legal stress, which can manifest in different ways. In many cases, however, divorce is not completely mutual, and one spouse can be very opposed to the divorce. In these situations, things can elevate to the point that a person feels that he or she or his or her children are in danger based on the other spouse’s actions. When this happens, it may be appropriate to file an order of protection to feel safe.

What Is an Order of Protection?

An order of protection is a legal document that can help you and your family if you are experiencing abuse or threats of violence from a family or household member. According to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, a family or household member can include:

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parenting plan, Aurora family law attorneyWe have all heard about the couples who stay in bad marriages out of a sense of obligation to offer a two-parent situation for their children. While sacrificing for the sake of your children may sound admirable, the reality is that a contentious marriage is often worse for children than divorce. Many thousands of divorced parents are able to continue parenting together long after their marriages ended by committing to cooperation and keeping the child’s best interest as the top priority.

Cooperative parenting after divorce begins with developing a plan that addresses the rights and responsibilities of each parent. It is important, however, to start planning before you and your spouse even file your petition for divorce. Once you realize that you are heading for divorce, you should begin—at least informally—discussing the arrangements for the future.

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The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.

630-409-8184

1444 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 307, Aurora, IL 60505

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