Know the Laws: Wisconsin
UPDATED October 26, 2012
A restraining order or protective order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In Wisconsin, there are restraining orders based on domestic abuse, child abuse, harassment, and for individuals at risk, which are explained below.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A domestic abuse restraining order is a civil order that provides protection from harm by an adult household or family member.
If a minor child has been the victim of abuse, s/he may be eligible to file for a child abuse restraining order.
An order designed to stop harassment from anyone harassing you, regardless of your relationship to the person.
An order designed to prevent abuse of a person with a physical or mental condition that substantially (significantly) impairs his/her ability to care for his/her needs.
Your restraining order can be enforceable wherever you move.
If you are planning to move to WI or are going to be in WI for any reason, your protection or restraining order can be enforced.