Domestic violence in Illinois happens much too frequently, and the laws surrounding domestic abuse can be complicated and overwhelming. Generally speaking, domestic violence laws fall under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (750 ILCS 60/). Sometimes questions about domestic abuse arise during a divorce proceeding or child custody matter, but these legal and safety issues can also come up at any point at which allegations of violence are made.
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., we recognize the important role that an Illinois family law attorney can play in helping clients with domestic abuse cases. If you have questions about how protective orders work or concerns related to domestic abuse and the allocation of parental responsibilities, an advocate at our firm can speak with you today.
Illinois law defines domestic abuse as “physical abuse, harassment, intimidation of a dependent, interference with personal liberty or willful deprivation.” When violence occurs against family or household members, the victim may be able to obtain an Order of Protection. Family or household members include, but are not limited to the following:
If you have been the victim of domestic violence in Illinois, you may be able to obtain an order of protection, which is also known as a protective order or a restraining order. The Illinois Attorney General explains that orders of protection are court orders that can do any of the following:
An experienced Illinois family violence attorney can help explain more about Orders of Protection and how they can help families in the state.
If you need help with a domestic violence case, an experienced Illinois domestic abuse lawyer can help you and your family. Contact Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. to learn more about how we can assist you.
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