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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
July 16, 2020

What is the legal definition of “abuse” of individuals at risk in Wisconsin?

For the purposes of getting an individual at risk restraining order, “abuse” includes:

  • physical abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • treatment without consent (for example: giving the individual at risk medication without informed consent or doing experimental research without informed consent)
  • intentional confinement or restraint
  • financial exploitation
  • neglect
  • self-neglect 1

1 Wis. Stat. § 813.123(1)