Posts Categorized: Family Law

When does “Harassment” get you a restraining order?

Wisconsin has defined harassment in Wis. Stat. §813.125(1) as any of the following: “(a) Striking, shoving, kicking or otherwise subjecting another person to physical contact; engaging in an act that would constitute abuse under §48.02(1), sexual assault under §940.225, or staking under §940.32; or attempting or threatening to do the same. (b) Engaging in a… MORE

Child Support, does is ever really get reviewed?

Child support is like anything child related when it comes to the court, always susceptible for review. Child support is governed by Wisconsin Statute DCF 150. Once child support has been set, either parent can request review after three years. Although a lot of divorce papers require an annual review, this is typically not tracked… MORE

Domestic abuse restraining orders

In Wisconsin there are three main types of restraining orders: 1) Domestic Abuse Restraining Orders; 2) Child Abuse Restraining Orders; and 3) Harassment Restraining Orders.  Although they are used as a collective term, they are very distinguishable orders, requiring very different elements of proof.  Due to the rise in reported case of domestic abuse, here… MORE

Venue- Where to do I file?

Working here on the border, we often have questions come up as to where a case can/should be heard, Wisconsin vs. Minnesota.  There are some attorneys here in Hudson that work on both sides of the border, but at Nelson & Lindquist, S.C. we only handle cases in Wisconsin.   You have to be a… MORE