Category Archives: Domestic violence

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Legal Custody Orders in Wisconsin: Follow-Up

This blog entry will provide a more in-depth discussion about the ways domestic violence can impact legal custody determinations, in Wisconsin. When domestic violence is part of a relationship, making decisions together as parents can be impossible, and it stands to reason that a parent who has abused the other should not make major decisions […]

Restraining Orders in Wisconsin

Making the decision to end an unhealthy relationship is always difficult. Whether you are navigating a divorce, legal separation or a break-up, transitions out of a troubled relationship are periods of high stress, high emotion and risk. If your relationship was one with a power and control disparity, if there was domestic abuse in your […]

Wisconsin domestic violence questions

With the recent heavy attention given to domestic violence issues, I wanted to highlight a few common questions related to Wisconsin domestic violence cases. 1.  How do I get a restraining order? There are two types of restraining orders:  domestic violence and harassment.  Wisconsin domestic violence is defined as physical contact, sexual assault, breaking property, or a […]

Dane County restraining order for children

Obtaining a Dane County restraining order for a child is rather rare.  It is usually related to cases of mistreatment by a parent or relative.   However, a growing portion of restraining orders for children are related to bullying.  This link: https://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/brian-metzger-5-year-old-daughter-restraining-order-bully-163440739.html is a good example of how bullying can become so out of control that parents are […]

Dane County restraining order notices

Domestic abuse victims who have a Dane County restraining order can now receive notice from the Dane County Sheriff when the order has been served on the defendant.    http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/notifications-now-available-for-those-who-obtained-restraining-orders/article_f7328502-7efe-5a94-a5b6-e70d59244297.html

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