Category Archives: Domestic violence

Support Dane County domestic violence victims

Dane County Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) is an organization devoted to supporting and assisting Dane County domestic violence victims.  DAIS is well-known in Madison and throughout Dane County.  However, the need for services for domestic violence victims unfortunately remains great.   I often work with DAIS by representing clients in divorce, restraining orders, and other family […]

Wisconsin rejects “context” argument in domestic violence case

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Wendorf v. Wendorf 12AP269 http://www.wicourts.gov/ca/opinion/DisplayDocument.pdf?content=pdf&seqNo=103966 , though not formally published, is notable for the Court’s refusal to accept the wife’s alleged extramarital affair as a “context” for domestic violence.  It appears that the husband became upset after finding a contraceptive, and assaulted the wife.  In essence, his argument […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As mentioned in a previous blog, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   In my practice, I work with Dane County domestic violence victims not only while their case is pending, but in some instances, for many months prior.   Long-term physical, emotional, verbal, or economic abuse often leaves the victim feeling fearful and damages self-esteem. Victims are routinely […]

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Domestic violence unfortunately remains amazingly prevalent in our society. Estimates consistently indicate that between 25-30% of women experience domestic violence at some point in their lives.  In Wisconsin alone, 48 domestic violence victims were killed in 2013.  Anyone who has spent time at the Dane County Courthouse in Madison, as I have, on days when restraining orders are scheduled […]

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