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What is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?
A judge or circuit court commissioner may grant an injunction, also known as a restraining order, that orders a person to refrain from committing acts of domestic abuse against the petitioner, to avoid the petitioner’s residence, or any other location temporarily occupied by the petitioner or both, or other remedies under law.
A Court may grant such an injunction if all of the following occur:1. The petitioner files a petition alleging the necessary elements 2. The petitioner serves upon the respondent a copy or summary of the petition and notice of the time for hearing on the issuance of the injunction, or the respondent serves upon the petitioner notice of the time for hearing on the issuance of the injunction.3. After hearing, the judge or circuit court commissioner finds reasonable grounds to believe that the respondent has engaged in, or based upon prior conduct of the petitioner and the respondent may engage in, domestic abuse of the petitioner.
What is domestic abuse?
Wisconsin Statutes for the Entry of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order provide the following definitions.
“Domestic abuse” means any of the following engaged in by an adult family member or adult household member against another adult family member or adult household member, by an adult caregiver against an adult who is under the caregiver’s care, by an adult against his or her adult former spouse, by an adult against an adult with whom the individual has or had a dating relationship, or by an adult against an adult with whom the person has a child in common:1. Intentional infliction of physical pain, physical injury or illness.2. Intentional impairment of physical condition.3. A violation of s. 940.225 (1), (2) or (3).4. A violation of s. 940.32.5. A violation of s. 943.01, involving property that belongs to the individual.6. A threat to engage in the conduct under subd. 1., 2., 3., 4., or 5.(b)
“Dating relationship” means a romantic or intimate social relationship between 2 adult individuals but “dating relationship” does not include a casual relationship or an ordinary fraternization between 2 individuals in a business or social context. A court shall determine if a dating relationship existed by considering the length of the relationship, the type of the relationship, and the frequency of the interaction between the adult individuals involved in the relationship.
“Family member” means a spouse, a parent, a child or a person related by blood or adoption to another person.(c)
“Household member” means a person currently or formerly residing in a place of abode with another person.(ce)
“Reasonable grounds” means more likely than not that a specific event has occurred or will occur.(cj)
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Were you arrested for prostitution in Wisconsin?
Did you make a mistake? Were you arrested? Don’t let one mistake get in the way of making better decisions moving forward. The Wisconsin Law Firm Petit & Dommershausen, SC, can help you today. Our team of attorneys have the experience to guide you through the legal process, the judgment to defend your case, and the compassion to work with you through a trying time. We can assist you in reducing the negative consequences of your law enforcement contact which may include reduction or avoidance of jail time, less intensive supervision than may have been ordered, or even dismissal of charges under the proper circumstances depending on the facts of the case.
Attorney Nathan Wojan is ready to take your call today. Reach him at 920-739-9900 or contact the firm here.
In Wisconsin, the following laws govern prostitution related crimes:
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The passing of a loved one is one of the more difficult time period’s in life. Petit & Dommershausen, SC can help you handle the Probate Process and resolution of your loved one’s estate so that you may focus on the fond memories of your loved one rather than court filings, deadlines, and legal paperwork.
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Worried about a college suspension?
Did you know that the Wisconsin Administrative Code permits UW System Universites and Colleges to suspend and/or expel students for violations of the student code when the student is on campus or off campus? You heard that right, the administration can punish you for something that doesn’t happen at school. If you are in College, you should be aware of the following information!
Administrators at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (UW-Green Bay UWGB) or the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh UWO), or any of the other UW Schools, have the power to discipline students for activity that happens in an off-campus apartment, home, tavern or bar, or anywhere else.
In fact, the administration has the power to investigate and discipline students for conduct on or outside university lands. If an administration official believes that:
- (a) The conduct constitutes or would constitute a serious criminal offense, regardless of the existence of any criminal proceedings.
- (b) The conduct indicates that the student presented or may present a danger or threat to the health or safety of himself, herself or others.
- (c) The conduct demonstrates a pattern of behavior that seriously impairs the university’s ability to fulfill its teaching, research, or public service missions.
then the administration has the power to issue discipline. A student could be banned from certain campus areas, suspended from school, or expelled from all Wisconsin Universities or Colleges.
The process may start with a request for a meeting at the Dean of Students office. A lawyer can help you prepare for this meeting and can attend with you. Keeping a student status is valuable for every student’s future. Students should be prepared for each step of a Dean of Student’s investigation. While the process may start with what seems like a harmless meeting at the Dean of Student’s office, it may proceed towards serious sanctions or even a loss of the ability to attend your University or College of choice.
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“A father’s love is just as important to a child’s development as a mother’s, and sometimes more so, suggests a new review of about 100 studies published between 1949 and 2001.
Researchers found that, overall, the love — or rejection — of mothers and fathers equally affects kids’ behavior, self-esteem, emotional stability, and mental health. “But in some cases, the withdrawal of a father’s love seems to play a bigger role in kids’ problems with personality and psychological adjustment, delinquency, and substance abuse,” says study coauthor Ronald P. Rohner, Ph.D., director of the Center for the Study of Parental Acceptance and Rejection at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. And for others, the presence of a father’s love may do more to boost children’s sense of well-being and improve their emotional and physical health.”
An excerpt from an article by Sandra Y. Lee – found on Parents.Com