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Caring, Professional Domestic Violence Attorneys Serving The Lake Forest, Lisle, and Chicago Areas

For those suffering domestic abuse, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. Whether it takes the form of physical punching, hitting, and kicking, verbal abuse, threats, and name calling, or controlling, manipulative behavior designed to intimidate or harass, the physical and emotional impacts can leave you feeling devastated and alone.  

At the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group, our Chicago domestic violence attorneys are here to help. We provide the caring, compassionate service you need going through these types of situations, while using our legal knowledge and experience to bring perpetrators to justice.

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Domestic Violence Laws In Illinois

Under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, domestic abuse is a crime. It applies in a variety of situations, involving both married and divorced couples, people who are engaged or dating, parents, children, and other household members, as well as those suffering disabilities. Under Illinois law, any of the following actions may be considered as abusive:

  • Physical actions, including pushing, shoving, hitting, and scratching;
  • Sexual abuse, including inappropriate touching and non-consensual relations;
  • Intimidation, such as verbal threats and name calling;
  • Harassment, such as stalking, showing up at the person’s work or school or repeatedly calling and sending texts.

Domestic abuse can escalate quickly, particularly if alcohol and drugs are involved, and prompt legal action is often required to avoid potential tragedies.

Stopping Domestic Abuse

For those suffering domestic violence, there are a number of options available to assist them in getting the help they need. In addition to domestic violence hotlines and shelters offering counseling and other forms of assistance, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office urges victims and their families to pursue the following legal options:

  • Notify local law enforcement to press criminal charges against your abuser;
  • Request an order of protection, prohibiting them from future threats or abuse;
  • Report any protection order violations immediately to the police, as well as to your attorney.

Contact Us Today for Assistance

If you or someone you care about is a victim of domestic violence, contact the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group. We act as a strong legal advocate to defend your rights and interests, while providing the aggressive legal representation you need to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions.

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Downtown Chicago/Loop Office
Fax:312-283-8636
Lake Forest Office
Fax:312-283-8636
Lisle Office
Fax:312-283-8636
Lake Forest Office

100 Saunders Rd.
Suite 150

Lake Forest, IL 60045

Lisle Office

3333 Warrenville Rd.
Suite 200

Lisle, IL 60532

Downtown Chicago/Loop Office

77 W. Wacker Drive
45th Floor

Chicago, IL 60601

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