Domestic Violence Stops With You: Available Civil Remedies in Illinois

Domestic violence Stops with you

Domestic Violence is an epidemic that affects an unknown number of people due to the under-reported nature of the issue. This abuse comes in many forms: physical abuse, mental abuse, verbal abuse, spiritual abuse, sexual abuse, and financial abuse. There is no particular social class, economic class, gender, race, or ethnicity who is exempt from domestic violence. Domestic violence is not limited to one certain class of individuals who are more prone to violence and there is no particular stereotype.

Are you being abused? If you had the courage to pick up this book and hold it in your hands…the answer is probably YES. Abuses takes on many forms. All forms of domestic violence are equally destructive as they rob you of your physical health, mental well-being, emotional wellness and in the worst-case scenario…abuse will rob you of your life.No matter what you have been told – YOU DO NOT DESERVE TO BE ABUSED. Enough is enough.

Domestic violence must stop…and YOU are the only one with the power to stop it and the laws in Illinois afford the opportunities of protection to all victims of domestic violence. YOU are NOT powerless! You can do this! You MUST do this and you WILL do this. Just by picking up this book…YOU have already empowered yourself to STOP the abuse.

Because many, if not all, victims of Domestic Violence feel helpless with nowhere to escape, we felt the need to publish this book to let victims know there are legal remedies available in Illinois and the abuse CAN STOP.

This book is for informational purposes does not constitute legal advice and should be construed as such. If you are in imminent danger, please contact 911.

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, you may contact our office by emailing here or by calling 815-600-8950

We are here to assist you

We are aware that everyone has been affected by the recent response to COVID-19 but we hope that you find some comfort in knowing that we are still operational and here to assist you. If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can assist you with obtaining an Order of Protection.

Whether you are a current client or if you are looking for family law or estate planning assistance, our team is here for you and will continue to be available to address your concerns.

To the extent possible, we will offer remote consultations and provide services from a distance.

You may message us here, email our office at, or call 815-600-8950 and one of our team members will be able to assist you.


This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such. This article is for informational and educational purposes only.

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