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Section Newsletter Articles on Illinois Domestic Violence Act

Extension of protective orders to animals under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act By David H. Hopkins Family Law, October 2011 A relatively new remedy under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act fills a void and recognizes that many abuse situations involve family pets.
Protecting pets under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act By David H. Hopkins Animal Law, September 2011 In all-too-many cases in which victims of domestic violence would be well-advised to flee to a shelter, paralysis sets in, primarily attributable to fear as to what might happen to the family pet if it is “left behind.”
Extension of protective orders to animals under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act By David H. Hopkins Animal Law, December 2010 A relatively new remedy under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act fills a void and recognizes that many abuse situations involve family pets.
The Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986: An overview By Brian L. McPheters Family Law, May 2006 It has become apparent the practicing bar may not understand how the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (750 ILCS 60/101 et. seq.) works or the opportunities it provides to render legal services. Depending upon the facts of a particular situation, the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (“IDVA”) may offer an abused client real protection from future abuse.