If you are in an abusive relationship and are ready to end it, you may worry that taking steps to end the relationship will make the abuse worse. You may feel stuck in a cycle of fear, intimidation, and even violence. Research shows that many, if not most, injuries in domestic relationships occur when the victim attempts to leave the relationship.
Fortunately, Illinois law provides protection for victims of domestic abuse in the form of an Order of Protection. An Order of Protection can force your abuser to move out of your home and prohibit contact between you and your children. Listed below are the three types of Order of Protection in Illinois.
Emergency Order of Protection
Illinois law allows an Emergency Order of Protection (EOP) to be granted even when the subject – in this case, the abusive partner – is not present or even aware of the order. This kind of order is most often used when the immediate safety of a victim is at risk....