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Know the Laws: Wisconsin

UPDATED April 11, 2016

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.  The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence also has a restraining order chart outlining the legal requirements and protections for each type of restraining order in Wisconsin.

WomensLaw.org would like to thank the Family Violence Center/Golden House Shelter and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence for their assistance in providing the information below.

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