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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.

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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