Legal Information: Illinois

Know the Laws

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 parental responsibility and parenting time in Illinois.

Custody and kidnapping are complicated and it is important to try to find an experienced lawyer to help you with your case. The terms used on this page are defined generally, and may have different meanings in your state.  Please talk to a lawyer for information on your specific state's laws.

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 or sexual 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.