Should You Get a Restraining Order Against Your Ex - Milwaukee Divorce Lawyers

By Carlos Gamino

If you’re like many people going through divorce, you know that things can get a little… messy.

But what happens when your ex gets out of control, and he or she just won’t leave you alone?

You may need to get a restraining order, which your Milwaukee divorce lawyer can help you obtain.

What is a Restraining Order in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin law holds protections for men and women who are suffering from harassment — and the protection comes by way of a restraining order.

A restraining order is an official court order that prohibits certain behaviors, including personal contact between two or more people, and violating it results in penalties that could include jail time.

Types of Wisconsin Restraining Orders

There are a number of reasons someone may choose to ask the court for a restraining order against an ex-spouse (or soon-to-be ex). The four main types of restraining orders available in the state of Wisconsin:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Harassment
  • Individuals at risk
  • Child abuse

While it’s unfortunate that you and your ex can’t see eye-to-eye, if your relationship becomes dangerous to you or your children, it’s probably a good idea to talk to a Milwaukee divorce attorney about asking the court for a restraining order. Your safety — and your kids’ safety — is more important than working together to figure out who gets what in the divorce.

Do You Need to Talk to a Milwaukee Divorce Lawyer About a Restraining Order?

For many people, the entire process of divorce is easier when they’re working with a Milwaukee divorce attorney. We may be able to help you reach agreements with your ex, help you file for a restraining order that protects you and your children, and answer all your questions about divorce.

Call us 414-383-6700 for a free consultation with a divorce lawyer. We’ll discuss your situation and give you case-specific legal advice that helps get you the best possible outcome.

Carlos Gamino