If you are subject to a Wisconsin restraining order, the court may have ordered you not hurt someone, to stay away from that person or persons, move out of the house, have no contact with a person/s and to cease harassment of the same. Domestic violence or abuse is often grounds for granting a restraining order when a household member commits domestic abuse by inflicting or threatening injury or pain, sexual assault, or property damage against another household member.
The process starts when a person initiates a petition (petitioner) for a temporary restraining order against another person (respondent). If the court issues a temporary restraining order based on the belief that you have committed or may commit domestic abuse, you can be barred from contacting your spouse, children or other family members. Following the issuance of the temporary order, there will be a hearing, which may result in a final injunction, which can be in effect for years.
If you have been served with a restraining order, it is important to get legal counsel in order to protect your interests moving forward. To spend time with your children in the immediate future and to make sure your criminal domestic violence charges do not negatively influence child custody and placement hearings, you will need to act swiftly and skillfully. Contact the Law Offices of Andrew C Ladd LLC for help.