Are you considering getting a Domestic Abuse Restraining Order in Wisconsin? Here are answers to some of the questions you might have or consider.
Who can file a petition for a Domestic Abuse Restraining Order?
- A spouse, parent, adult child, or other person related by blood or adoption.
- A current or former member of the household, such as a roommate or live-in nanny.
- A former spouse.
- An individual with whom the party has a child in common.
- A person with whom a party has, or has had, a dating, romantic, or intimate social relationship. This does not include other casual or business-related relationships.
- An adult guardian of an incompetent individual may file for a petitioner if the petitioner and respondent have one of the above relationships.
What is ‘Domestic Abuse’?
Domestic Abuse is defined as
- Any intentional infliction of physical pain, physical injury, or illness.
- Any intentional impairment of the petitioner’s physical condition.
- Damage to personal property.
- Sexual contact or sexual intercourse without consent.
How long can a judge or court commissioner impose a Domestic Abuse Injunction?
The injunction can be for up to 4 years, but it may be as long as 10 years if a commissioner or judge finds that there is a substantial risk of homicide or sexual assault.
For more information, and to learn what to expect for your TRO case, contact Halling & Cayo with any questions about your case.
Ryan has been in practice for over 20 years, having worked in both Wisconsin and Illinois while focusing on criminal defense, personal injury, bankruptcy, traffic, and temporary restraining orders due to domestic abuse or harassment. Contact him at 414-271-3400 or via e-mail at RJH@hallingcayo.com to see if he can help