Domestic violence increased globally in the early weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic when governments worldwide forced people to stay at home to curb the spread of the virus. With Covid-19 cases rapidly increasing in Illinois and Governor J.B. Pritzker hinting that new stay at home orders are likely, it is also likely we will see a rise in domestic violence in Illinois. If you or your children are the victim of domestic violence please get to a safe place, then consider obtaining an Order of Protection.
An Order of Protection gives you some legal protection against continued abuse by limiting contact with the accused abuser, among other things. There are several types of orders of protection in Illinois including:
While domestic violence is certainly real and can have long-lasting physical and emotional ramifications, so too can false accusations of abuse. If you are being accused of domestic violence, it’s critical to consult an attorney to protect your legal rights. Orders of Protection can limit your access to your children and impact your employment opportunities.
To learn more about domestic violence laws in Illinois or Orders of Protection, please contact our offices to find how we can help. Whether you are the victim of abuse or were accused of abuse, our dedicated team of legal professionals can help you navigate Downers Grove domestic violence law and protect your legal rights. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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