Regardless of the problems that can afflict an Illinois marriage, there is never an excuse for domestic abuse. Unfortunately, this happens all too frequently and it becomes necessary to consider seeking an order of protection. There are certain state laws that are in place when it comes to receiving an order of protection. It must be understood what they do and the consequences if they are violated.
An order of protection can be provided to a person who has been abused by family members. It will restrict the alleged abuser's actions and access to the abused person and the family. Under this order, the abuser will be prohibited from continuing performing abusive acts or making threats. This includes harassing, physically abusing, intimidating, interfering with personal liberty, and willful deprivation. The abuser will be barred from sharing the residence with the abused. They cannot use alcohol or drugs. The abuser will be required to stay away from the person who was abused and not go to the place of work, school, and other locations.