Unfortunately, every year there is an increase in domestic abuse around the holidays.
People are spending more time together and sometimes there are disagreements that lead to violence, particularly against women and children.
Last year around this time, Rock Island County in Illinois reported a spike in domestic response calls and a increase in the number of protective orders – three times the number of requests they would ordinarily see during the year.
An Illinois protection order can include a no contact provision prohibiting an abuser from calling, texting and emailing a victim or engaging in stalking, attacking, hitting or disturbing the victim.
Protection orders may also include children, other family members, roommates, or current partners making the abuser subject to the same rules that apply to his or her contact with the victim.
Often times, a protection order will include provisions for the visitation and custody of the children. The order may direct the abuser to pay child support or even get counseling. Temporary orders can be modified by divorce or future family court proceedings.
If you have questions regarding protective orders or another family law matter, contact the Law Offices of Schlesinger & Strauss LLC for help today 847-680-4970.
Source: kwqc.com, “Domestic Violence Increases Over the Holidays”, by Tiffany Liou, accessed November 18, 2016.