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Seeking Justice through an Order of Protection — The ISBA Discusses

Question: Is there a cost involved to obtain an Order of Protection? Answer: In filing an Order of Protection, you are asking a judge to protect you and your family members from your abuser. No court fee is necessary. Furthermore, the local Sheriff’s office will not charge a fee to deliver a copy of your court papers to the respondent.     For more information about Illinois law, visit If you have a legal question, send it to   Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit