In this video, Our Cook County domestic abuse attorneys will discuss what constitutes “abuse” for the purposes of Illinois Orders of Protection. Orders of Protection are court orders intended to protect the petitioner or some other protected party from future abuse by family or household members. . “Abuse” is defined by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act as:
- Physical abuse;
- Interference with personal liberty;
- Intimidation of a dependent; or
- Willful deprivation.