Public Act 100-0388, entitled “An Act Concerning Domestic Violence,” which took effect January 1, 2018, allows survivors of domestic violence to petition the court as part of an order of protection to keep their current cellphone numbers without the approval of the primary account holder. They can also ask the court to have their children’s numbers transferred as well. Of course, those petitioning would become financially responsible for the numbers transferred to them. The act amends Section 5 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 by adding Section 112A-14(b)(18) and amends Section 10 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 by adding Section 214(b)(18). If you are in need of an order of protection or need to defend against an order of protection, the attorneys at Allison & Mosby-Scott can help. Please visit our website or call us at 309-662-5084.