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Laws current as of
January 23, 2024

What is the definition of a family or household member?

A family or household member includes a:

  • spouse or ex-spouse;
  • boyfriend or girlfriend, or someone you date or used to date;
  • parent, step-parent or grandparent;
  • child or step-child;
  • person who you have a child in common with, even if you have never been married to the other parent nor lived together;
  • person who you share or allegedly share a blood relationship with through a child (such as your child’s grandfather);
  • person related to you by blood or by your present or former marriage;
  • person who you live with or have lived with in the past; and/or
  • your personal assistant or caregiver if you are disabled.1

1 750 ILCS 60/103(6)