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I am sorry to hear about your troubles. I hope that you and you mother are doing much better. You need to apply for a Temporary Restraining Order against your sister. The forms for applying for the Temporary Restraining Order are available at the Courthouse in the Clerk's Office. The staff would assist you in completing the forms if your need help and take you in front of the Judge to obtain the Order ex parte (without notice to your sister.) Once the Order is issued, a Sheriff would serve the Order on your sister with a notice of next court hearing date on the matter. You have to show up for this date. Otherwise, the Temporary Order would be dismissed. On the other hand, if your sister does not show up, the Judge would most likely extend the Order based on your testimony. If both of you show up for the hearing, the Judge would hear from both of you. If the Judge is convinced that you still need the Restraining Order, the Order would be extended. Otherwise, the Order would be dismissed.
Is there a place online where I can get the IL forms to fill out and have ready for the court? And since my abuser lives in a different city, how will the order of protection or restraining order be delivered? Thanks!
Response: No. The forms are not available online. You would need to go to the Clerk's office at the Courthouse where you want to file for the Restraining Order to get the forms. The Court would give strict instructions on how the Order must be delivered to your sister, in another City. The County Sheriff usually serves the Order on the Defendant.
Use the link that I previously to contact the Clerk's Office for the forms:
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