Waukesha Domestic Violence Divorce Attorney | Restraining Orders for Wisconsin Divorce
If you are considering divorce and have concerns regarding domestic abuse, child abuse, substance abuse or other safety issues that may put you or your children in danger from your soon-to-be ex-spouse, you may want to consider contacting a Waukesha domestic violence divorce attorney for help with a restraining order or an order of protection.
If you are in imminent danger, it is important to contact the police or a domestic abuse shelter for immediate help. If the matter is related to your Wisconsin divorce or family law matter, we can help you with all issues related to obtaining a Wisconsin restraining order or an order for protection.
A restraining order is a court order that directs someone not to hurt you, to stay away from you, move out of your home, cease contact of any kind or stop harassing you. It may also extend protection to your family members.
The process is initiated by petitioning the court for a temporary restraining order, which, if granted, will result in an injunction hearing where the court may issue a final order of protection, or injunction, that will be valid for up to two years for child abuse, and up to four years for domestic abuse or harassment.
Certainly a restraining order can significantly affect custody and placement orders and in many cases are absolutely warranted to protect victims in abusive situations. However, there are times when false charges of domestic violence or other accusations are made in order to influence child custody in a divorce. If this is the case, an experienced family law attorney can also represent accused spouses in a custody dispute.
Contact a Waukesha Domestic Violence Divorce Lawyer
Divorce can be a triggering event for domestic violence and it is important to learn more about how to be as safe as you can when you leave an abusive relationship, whether it is a separation of an unmarried couple or a divorce. Contact the Law Offices of Jane Probst for more information regarding Wisconsin temporary restraining orders and orders for protection. Find out how you can work in the best interests of your children when domestic abuse is an issue. Email us or call our office at 414-210-3135 for help.