Category Archives: Orders of Protection

A separation, divorce, or parental rights dispute can cause tensions to run high. An emotionally unstable spouse may become abusive when he or she is confronted with possible family changes. Some people choose to leave their spouse or seek full custody of … Continue reading

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Sometimes, divorces go badly. It is sadly not unheard of for a person to become violent or dangerous toward his or her ex-spouse, harassing or threatening to a point where an order of protection—sometimes called a restraining order—becomes necessary. If … Continue reading

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Domestic violence continues to plague millions of families throughout Illinois and around the country. Each year, an estimated 10 million women and men are subjected to physical abuse at the hands of an intimate partner, which averages to a shocking … Continue reading

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An order of protection is a court-issued directive intended to keep the petitioner and his or her children safe from domestic violence. When utilized properly, such orders serve a very important and valuable purpose. Unfortunately, in some cases, an order … Continue reading

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