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Legal Protection For Wisconsin’s Domestic Abuse Survivors

Domestic violence is one of the most traumatic experiences that anyone could endure. If you have experienced it in your previous or current relationship and need protection, we can help you.

At Benske Family Law, we work with individuals and families throughout Wisconsin who have survived domestic abuse. We can also help you if you face accusations of domestic abuse that could jeopardize your criminal record and your custody arrangement with your children. In either situation, our team of experienced attorneys is ready to provide the personalized legal service you need for protection.

How Do Restraining Orders Work?

When you petition for a restraining order, the court will either grant or deny a temporary order. In Wisconsin, there are four types of restraining orders:

  1. Domestic violence
  2. Harassment
  3. Child abuse
  4. Individual at risk

If you’re granted a restraining order, a police officer will serve the respondent with the documents, and the order will last for two weeks. Then, the court will schedule a hearing at the courthouse. You and the responder have the right to appear and present your evidence before the court. Then, the judge can decide whether to issue an injunction – a restraining order that lasts for a longer period of time.

We Have Your Back

This is undoubtedly one of the most challenging times of your life. You can rely on the counsel of our family law attorneys, two of whom were selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers for multiple years. You are more than a client to us – you are a human who deserves respect, dignity and safety.

Discuss Protection With Our Team Today

No one deserves to experience domestic abuse. Fortunately, we are prepared to protect your rights. Reach out to our Milwaukee law firm today to schedule a consultation in which you can discuss your options. Call 414-939-0468 or send us an email.