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Order of Protection: How to stop an abusive neighbor that lives next door in Cook County IL?

Posted by attorney Alan Brinkmeier

A Cook County Order of Protection is a court order signed by a CookCountyjudge. It's designed to protect the person who is seeking the relief from the person the case is against. These are the categories by statutue ..... Spouses, former spouses, parents, children, stepchildren and other persons related by blood or by present or prior marriage, persons who share or formerly shared a common dwelling, persons who have or allegedly have a child in common, persons who share or allegedly share a blood relationship through a child, persons who have or have had a dating or engagement relationship, persons with disabilities and their personal assistants, caregivers and high-risk adult with disabilities. 50 ILCS 60/201 and 750 ILCS 60/103(6)(8). You need blood relationship to get an Order of Protection under the statute. Without such you need to keep calling the police and making police reports. As you can see neighbors are not listed nor wlll a judge stretch the definitions for you because of the lack of blood relations.

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