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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Orders of Protection

Firearm owner’s Id revoked for subjects of order of protection. PA 096-0701 December 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 604 Individuals with orders of protection issued against them soon will have their Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Card revoked, requiring them to surrender their guns to a local law enforcement agency for safekeeping.
Absolute immunity applies to protect police officers from tort liability May 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 226 On 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 095-0912 November 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 554 The 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.
The Impact of Order-of-Protection Remedies on Divorce By Thomas J. Kasper June 2008 Article, Page 310 Some OP remedies, such as temporary custody, can have a huge effect on a subsequent divorce. Find out how to protect your client's interest.
Correspondence from Our Readers January 2008 Column, Page 6 Labeling security retainers; order-of-protection abuse.
Combating Orders-of-Protection Abuse in Divorce By Scott A. Lerner November 2007 Article, Page 590 Differences 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. 
Negative inference applicable only to “tip the scales” August 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 404 On 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.
Obtaining and Defending Against an Order of Protection By Thomas J. Kasper June 2005 Article, Page 290 Orders of protection can become part of the gamesmanship of divorce. Here's how to represent plaintiffs and defendants in OP proceedings.
Courts may notify schools and day-cares of orders of protection for children; P.A. 92-090 September 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 In July, Gov. Ryan signed legislation authorizing courts to notify schools (including public and private schools and colleges and universities) and day-care facilities if a child is the subject of an order of protection.
Enforcing Orders of Protection Across State Lines By Celia Guzaldo Gamrath August 2000 Article, Page 452 Is your client protected when she crosses state lines with an order of protection? Read and find out.
Correspondence from Our Readers May 1999 Column, Page 234 Single-subject rule: falling on the sword of Damocles?
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath March 1999 Column, Page 126 The "Frye plus reliability'' standard.
Prior Order of Protection Violators Subject to Increased Domestic Battery Penalties; P.A. 90-734 December 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 662 According to Public Act 90-734, domestic battery committed by a defendant with a prior conviction for violating an order of protection is a Class 4 felony.