Legal Information: Wisconsin

Know the Laws

Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.

Information about restraining orders based on domestic abuse, child abuse, harassment, and individual at risk restraining orders.

Information about custody in Wisconsin.

Custody and kidnapping are complicated and it is important to try to find an experienced lawyer to help you with your case. The terms used on this page are defined generally, and may have different meanings in your state.  Please check with a lawyer for information on your specific state's laws.  

General information about divorce with links to Wisconsin-specific information.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Wisconsin and victim assistance programs.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for the abuser to buy or have a gun.

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.