Know the Laws: Illinois
Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.
Information about orders of protection and moving with an order of protection in Illinois.
State-specific information about custody in IL
This page addresses some general (not state-specific) laws of one parent taking a child out of the state or country, without the other parent's consent.
General information about divorce with links to Illinois-specific information.
Illinois state law provides employment protections for domestic violence victims who need to take time off from work to handle issues related to domestic violence.
Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Illinois and victim assistance programs.
There are state laws that may make it illegal for an abuser to buy or have a gun.
You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.
Immigration information for victims of domestic violence, crime victims, and others.
Under federal law, which applies to all states, an abuser may lose his right to have a gun.
Information about military protection orders and confidentiality on military bases.
Information about tribal laws related to domestic violence and sexual abuse.
A get is a divorce under Jewish law.