(750 ILCS 60/203)
(from Ch. 40, par. 2312-3)
Pleading; non-disclosure of address; non-disclosure of
(a) A petition for an
order of protection shall be in writing and verified or accompanied by
and shall allege that petitioner has been abused by respondent, who is a
family or household member.
The petition shall further set forth whether there is any other pending
action between the parties. During the pendency of this proceeding, each
party has a continuing duty to inform the court of any subsequent
proceeding for an order of protection in this or any other state.
(b) If the petition states that disclosure of petitioner's
address would risk abuse of petitioner or any member of petitioner's
family or household
or reveal the confidential address of a shelter for domestic violence victims,
that address may be omitted from all documents filed with the court. If
disclosure is necessary to determine jurisdiction or consider any venue issue,
it shall be made orally and in camera.
If petitioner has not disclosed an address under this subsection,
petitioner shall designate an alternative address at which respondent may
serve notice of any motions.
(c) If the petitioner is seeking to have a child protected by the order of
and if that child is enrolled in any day-care facility, pre-school,
school, public school district, college, or university, the petitioner may
provide the name
and address of the day-care facility, pre-school, pre-kindergarten, private
school district, college, or university to the court. However, if the petition
disclosure of this information would risk abuse to petitioner or to the child
under the order, this information may be omitted from all documents filed with
(Source: P.A. 92-90, eff. 7-18-01.)