Legal Information: Wisconsin
What is the legal definition of domestic abuse in Wisconsin?
Domestic abuse in Wisconsin includes the following:
- intentionally causing physical pain, physical injury or illness;
- intentionally harming your physical condition;
- sexual assault;
- destruction of property belonging to you; and
- threatening to do any of the above acts.1
Note: Harassing or stalking behavior is also covered under a different type of restraining order called a harassment restraining order.
1 Wis. Stat. § 813.12(1)(am)
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