A Guide To The Illinois Domestic Violence ActBy Hon. Laninya A. CasonMay 2010Article, Page 250The Act, with a powerful arsenal of civil relief centered on the order of protection, offers help and hope to victims of domestic violence. Here's an overview of its provisions.
Illinois establishes married families domestic violence grantsAugust 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 392The Illinois Attorney General established the Married Families Domestic Violence Fund (the Fund) to fund the delivery of free legal advocacy, legal assistance, and legal services to married and formerly married victims of domestic violence by means of grants awarded by the Illinois Attorney General to public or private non-profit service providers.
Absolute immunity applies to protect police officers from tort liabilityMay 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 226On February 20, 2009, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, thereby affirming the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County which dismissed the plaintiff's complaint because there was no genuine issue of material fact with regard to a defendant's enforcement of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (750 ILCS 60/101 et seq (2002)).
Order-of-protection laws amended to prohibit access to health records. PA 095-0912November 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 554The Illinois General Assembly amended Section 602.1 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and Section 222 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act to prohibit health care providers from releasing a child's health care records to any respondent listed in an order of protection. 750 ILCS 5/602.1, 750 ILCS 60/222.
Combating Orders-of-Protection Abuse in DivorceBy Scott A. LernerNovember 2007Article, Page 590Differences in the order-of-protection process under the IMDMA and the Illinois Domestic Violence Act create an opportunity for petioners to gain an unfair advantage in divorce.
Safe Homes Act created to help reduce domestic violence- PA094-1038December 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 650The Illinois General Assembly passed the Safe Homes Act (Act) in an effort to reduce domestic violence by improving the ability of tenant victims and their families to escape "domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking."
Negative inference applicable only to "tip the scales"August 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 404On June 6, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, reversed the decision of the Circuit Court of DuPage County, which had ordered the issuance of a two-year plenary order of protection based upon testimony by respondent's ex-wife stating their daughter returned with a large welt on her leg after spending 11 hours with the respondent.
Will bankruptcy reform cause domestic violence?By Helen W. GunnarssonDecember 2005Lawpulse, Page 614
Part of the purpose of the bankruptcy reform legislation is to increase pressure on debtors. Will that pressure explode into physical rage?
Domestic abusers intervention programsJuly 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 342On April 28, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted a new part to section 501 of the Illinois Administrative Code.