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What should one do after receiving an order of protection?


There are many victims of domestic abuse in Illinois. It is a problem and there have been many efforts made to try and reduce and ultimately eliminate domestic abuse. As part of this effort, there are resources available to victims to help protect them. One of these resources is to obtain an order of protection. These orders can be issued on an emergency basis to prevent the abuser from having any contact with the victim. The order of protection can then be extended for a longer period of time if necessary.

New Illinois law protects domestic abuse victims from eviction


There are many victims of domestic violence each year in Illinois. In countless instances, domestic violence can tear families apart and affect many people besides just the victim. It is important for the victims of physical abuse to be able to seek protection from the abuser to prevent any further damage. However, finding the proper protection is sometimes easier said than done.

Modifying or re-opening an order of protection in Illinois


Unfortunately, many people in Illinois are the victims of domestic abuse. One common way to protect oneself against an abuser is to obtain an order of protection. These orders prohibit the abuser from contacting the victim in any manner. If they do contact the victim, the abuser can be charged with a crime.

Forms of domestic abuse other than physical violence


Domestic violence occurs often in Illinois. It affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Many times, no one knows about the abuse except for the family that is involved. There are also many different forms of abuse. Most of the time people associate physical violence with domestic abuse, but that is not the only form of abuse. There is also emotional abuse and controlling behavior. The law in Illinois recognizes that there are many different kinds of domestic abuse and provides protection against more than just physical violence.

Dealing with both sides of domestic violence


Issues surrounding families in Illinois can be very emotional. Many times, the emotions are love and caring, but sometimes, the emotions are on the other end of the spectrum. Family members can become very angry with each other over certain issues. Unfortunately, this anger can lead to physical violence in a home. At times, this situation involves only two people and is what is commonly referred to as a "he said, she said" incident.

Domestic violence is a factor for increased violence in Rockford


According to the Rockford Police Department, there has been a dramatic increase in violent assaults and gun shots in 2015. In fact the numbers are up 84% from January 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015 compared to the same time frame in 2014. A police deputy stated that the two main contributors to this increase are domestic violence and gangs. Domestic violence accounts for 25% of the calls to the Rockford police. He said often times when there is domestic abuse, there are other issues as well, such as child abuse or neglect.

How does domestic violence affect child custody?


Domestic violence can have very harmful effects on Illinois families. Beyond the physical pain and injuries it causes, the emotional effects can last a lifetime. Often domestic violence is passed on to the next generation. Due to the devastating consequences, the Illinois Legislature and courts have made numerous attempts to protect the victims.

Consequences of violating an Order of Protection in Illinois


Recently there has been a big effort throughout the nation to bring a stop to domestic violence, including physical abuse, spousal abuse and sexual abuse. The NFL and other organizations have made commercials and raised awareness through other events as a part of this effort. It is too early to tell how much of an effect these efforts will have, but the fact is that at this point in time there are many victims of domestic violence in Illinois.

How to obtain an order of protection in Illinois


Domestic violence is highly prevalent in Illinois. It affects a large number of people and families each year. It can be difficult to stop, but there are ways to keep an abuser from the victims. One such way is by obtaining an order of protection. We previously discussed the benefits of obtaining such protection, but in order to enjoy the benefits of the order of protection one must first know how to actually obtain one.

Obtaining help from Illinois Domestic Violence Victim Services


With the recent news surrounding NFL running back Ray Rice's domestic assault case, there is a lot of attention being paid to domestic violence in general. This is an issue that is unfortunately prevalent in Illinois as well as the rest of the nation. Domestic violence, which can involve more than just physical abuse, can be very traumatizing and in many instances the victims need legal help in dealing with the situation. However, many domestic violence victims may not know where or how to obtain that help.

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