Category Archives: Domestic violence

What Is Coercive Control?

The United Nation’s definition of violence against women is as follows: “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.” Coercive control, […]

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 […]

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