Injunction was properly ordered where evidence provided adequate foundation that husband might engage in domestic abuse due to long history of past violence and violent conduct. Stepdaughter had legal interest in former marital residence, conveyed by a lease and husband was properly subject to restraining order.
Trial court erred by ordering mutual injunction without any allegation or evidence that husband abused or threatened wife.
Once a court determines to issue a domestic abuse injunction, it must issue the injunction for the length of time requested by the petitioner.
No error by the trial court in considering acts underlying an earlier domestic abuse injunction, which was later vacated at by the victim. Doctrine of issue-preclusion does not apply.
Circuit court erred by not extending domestic abuse injunction when it was originally granted for less than 4 years when the petitioner states the extension is necessary to protect him or her, even if the injunction has expired. Trial court could not make the four-year injunction conditional on wife filing a divorce action.