There is nothing illegal about securing an order of protection in a county other than the one where the underlying cause is being heard. If any part of the alleged conduct took place in McHenry County, then there certainly was a basis for bringing the OP there. The father/Respondent in theOP case should have his attorney transfer the OP case to DeKalb County for consolidation with the custody case. If the father does not have an attorney, he should secure the services of an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
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