Category Archives: Child Abuse
How to Report Child Abuse and Neglect in Illinois
When caring for a child, parents and legal guardians need to be financially and emotionally capable of supporting a child to the best of their ability. Moreover, they must provide adequate care including supervision, food, clothes, medical care, and housing.
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Domestic Violence and Divorce: Protecting Yourself and Your Children
The news never seems to have a shortage of homicides stemming from a divorce. One of the more recent involves the death of a mother and her two children. Although police have yet to confirm who is responsible for the deaths, they have stated that the woman was going through a divorce.
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The Basics of Protective Orders
Unfortunately, sometimes a marriage or a live-in relationship can get abusive and it’s hard to know what steps you can take to remove yourself from the situation. In Illinois, the Illinois Domestic Violence Act (IDVA) is a law that specifically forbids any family and household members from continuous abusive acts.