Category: Order of Protection

Domestic Violence

How Does a Domestic Violence Lawyer Protect You?

A domestic violence lawyer is a legal professional who handles matters pertaining to domestic violence and orders of protection. Research shows that nearly 40 percent of women are victims of domestic violence during their lives, twenty people are physically abused every minute by their intimate partner/partners, and one in fifteen children are victims of domestic violence annually and go on… Read more →

Orders of Protection Pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986

Illinois lawmakers have recently amended the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 and increased the remedies and modified the categories for protected parties under the Act.  (750 ILCS 60/102). With these changes, Illinois has shown its commitment to preventing domestic violence.  The Act protects against all violence from family and household members including: hitting, kicking, choking, threatening, harassing, or interfering… Read more →