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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of December 14, 2023

What protections can I get in an individual at risk restraining order?

An temporary individual at risk restraining order or a final injunction can order the abuser to:

  • avoid interference with an investigation of the individual at risk, the delivery of protective services to or protective placement of the individual at risk;
  • stop engaging in or threatening to engage in the abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, harassment, or stalking of an individual at risk or the mistreatment of an animal;
  • not remove, hide, damage, harm, mistreat, or dispose of a household pet and allow the individual at risk or a guardian, guardian ad litem, or family/household member to retrieve (get) the household pet;
  • stay away from the residence of the individual at risk or any other location temporarily occupied by the individual at risk, or both;
  • avoid contacting or causing any person other than a party’s attorney or a law enforcement officer to contact the individual at risk; and
  • any other appropriate remedy not inconsistent with the remedies requested in the petition.1
  • Note: If you request it, as part of a final injunction, the judge can order a wireless telephone provider to transfer to you the right to use (and responsibility to pay for) any telephone number that you use or that a minor child in your care uses.2

1 Wis. Stat. § 813.123(4)(ar),(5)(ar)
2 Wis. Stat. § 813.123(5c)