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ACTUALIZADA 22 de junio, 2017

Child Abuse Restraining Order

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If a minor child has been the victim of abuse, s/he may be eligible to file for a child abuse restraining order.

Getting the order

arribaWho is eligible to file for a child abuse restraining order?

The child victim or a parent, step-parent or legal guardian of the child victim may petition the court for a child abuse restraining order.*

* Wis. Stat. § 813.122(2)

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arribaWhat are the steps for getting a child abuse restraining order?

The steps for getting a child abuse restraining order are similar to the steps for getting a domestic abuse injunction. The forms will be slightly different, so be sure to ask the clerk for the paperwork to file for a child abuse restraining order. See our WI Download Court Forms page for the forms that you might need.

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arribaCan a child abuse restraining order be extended?

Yes.  A judge can extend the order  based on your statement that the extension is necessary to protect the child victim. The order can only be extended for for up to 2 years or until the child attains 18 years of age, whichever occurs first.*   The judge can extend the order in this way without giving prior notice to the respondent.** 

However, there is a possibility that the injunction can be extended for up to 5 years if you can prove there is a substantial risk that the respondent may commit any of these crimes against the child victim: first-degree intentional homicidesecond-degree intentional homicidesexual assault or sexual assault of a child (sections (1) or (2)).***  

* Wis. Stat. § 813.122(5)(d)(3)
** Wis. Stat. § 813.122(5)(d)(4) 
*** Wis. Stat. § 813.122(5)(dm)(1)

 

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