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Attorney Jeffrey Knipmeyer Supports Helping Those in Need during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Nottage and Ward on October 24, 2012

Attorney Jeffrey Knipmeyer Supports Helping Those in Need during Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is doing its part to raise public awareness of the issue. As an experienced Illinois family law attorney at Nottage and Ward, Jeffrey Knipmeyer recognizes the importance of helping domestic violence victims receive the help and support they need to escape dangerous situations that can have a devastating impact on their health and well-being as well as those of their children.

Domestic Violence Defined

The NCADV defines domestic violence as “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another.” Such abuse can be inflicted onto a girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, partner, and/or child. The physical, emotional, and psychological effects of such horrible actions have long-term and even permanent consequences for the victim as well as those who witness such violence. Getting victims of domestic violence the support they need to escape an abusive situation and providing them with the resources they need to put their lives back together is essential to facilitating healthy family relationships.

Illinois Domestic Violence Statistics

Domestic violence can affect any household and has impacted families across the country. In Illinois, there were 114,921 reported domestic violence cases in 2006. Of these, 44 percent of incidents were committed by a spouse, common-law spouse, or ex-spouse. There were 1,639 incidents involving children.

Getting the Support You Need

Jeffrey Knipmeyer and the dedicated Chicago Order of Protection attorneys at Nottage and Ward are committed to helping victims of domestic violence remove themselves from abusive situations and protect their family from further domestic violence. To learn more about how we can help, call us for a consultation at (312) 332-2915.

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