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Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

Did you know that nearly 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men throughout the United States have experienced some form of domestic violence? If you are a victim of domestic abuse, do not be ashamed. You are not alone and there are dedicated Naperville domestic violence attorneys ready to help protect you and your family while working to elevate you beyond your circumstances.

Seek help from our team right away. Call us at (630) 793-6337.

Types of Domestic Abuse under Illinois Law

Domestic abuse knows no economic bounds and the Illinois State Police report that it occurs in all classes, races, and at every level of income and education. Domestic violence is a crime that occurs when any person who is either a family or "household" member interferes with the personal liberty of another through violence, harassment, or threats.

Domestic violence can include the following types of abuse:

  • Physical abuse, including pushing or hitting
  • Sexual abuse, including rape or unwanted sexual contact
  • Harassment, including repeated disturbances at your place of work or repeated telephone calls
  • Emotional abuse, such as abusive language or being made to watch the abuse of another
  • Forcing you to do something you do not want to do or denying you essential medical services

Further, domestic violence includes violence perpetrated against you by a former domestic partner, ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, or caretaker of a disabled person. That person does not need to be living in your household in order to be held accountable for domestic abuse.

Working Quickly to Advocate for Orders of Protection

Victims of domestic violence are not without legal recourse. If you or a member of your family has suffered from any type of domestic violence, be sure to seek an order of protection from an Illinois court.

Orders of protection may:

  • Order the abuser out of the home
  • Order the abuser to stay away from you, your family, your work, or your school
  • Grant you temporary custody of all shared children and prohibit abuser visitation
  • Require the abuser to attend counseling
  • Require the abuser to turn over any firearms or weapons

What is an Order of Protection?

With or without the filing of a petition for dissolution, an abused party may apply to the Court for an order of protection for herself or himself, on behalf of a minor child, or on behalf of a physically or mentally handicapped adult. Upon a finding of abuse, the Court shall have the power to order the defendant from striking or harassing the plaintiff or family members, to grant possession of the household, to prohibit the defendant from taking or destroying personal property, and other relief. The order shall be valid for a fixed time not to exceed two years.

Advocating on Your Behalf

Illinois has stringent domestic violence laws and the Naperville domestic abuse attorneys at the Roscich & Martel Law Firm is here to protect your right to be free from abuse. If you or a loved one has suffered from domestic abuse, you may have legal recourse both through protective orders or civil litigation for your injuries. Let us help you in Aurora, Wheaton, and the surrounding areas.

We encourage you to take advantage of our confidential and free consultation services for further assistance. Call our lawyers today at (630) 793-6337 or contact us online.

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