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Injunction Lawyers in Green Bay & De Pere, WI

     Whether you are seeking a restraining order to protect yourself or your children, or whether a petition for a restraining order has been filed against you and you need to defend yourself, you need a family law attorney to help you through the process. One of our Green Bay attorneys at Brabazon Law Office will advocate for you and guide you through this difficult process.

     If you or your children are in danger, it is imperative that you seek any and all of the protection the law provides. In many cases, obtaining an injunction or restraining order against the individual can help. But it is important that you have someone on your side, working aggressively to protect you and your family. Our Green Bay attorneys at Brabazon Law Office will work with you to be sure that all of your rights are protected.

     If a petition for restraining order has been filed against you, there can be serious consequences. It is important that you call one of the Wisconsin family law attorneys at Brabazon Law Office as soon as possible to help you defend yourself against the accusations in the petition. The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin to vigorously defend you and protect your rights. If the restraining order is granted, you reputation can be seriously affected. Not only is it embarrassing, but it can very likely affect your employment. There is a lot of stigma attached to the term “restraining order.” Current employers may find out and view you unfavorably as a result. Future employers may look into your background and may choose not to hire you as a result of the restraining order.

     Contact one of our Green Bay attorneys at Brabazon Law Office to find out how we can help you protect yourself, your family, and your future.

More information on Restraining Orders/Injunctions

What is an injunction?

     An injunction is commonly referred to as a restraining order. It is a court order that sets limits on the amount and type of contact one person may have with another. Many injunctions prohibit any and all contact with the other person.

     There are different types of injunctions, including domestic abuse, child abuse, and harassment injunctions. Generally, there is no cost associated with domestic abuse or child abuse injunctions. There is often a charge associated with obtaining a harassment injunction. Once a restraining order has been issued by the court, it must be properly served upon the person against whom the injunction is sought.

What is the process for obtaining an injunction?

     Generally, there are two steps to obtaining an injunction. The first step is to file a petition for a temporary restraining order (TRO). The petition will include facts to support the need for protection from the court. If the court grants the TRO, it will schedule a hearing within 14 days where the court will make a determination on whether to grant a final order, called an injunction.

     After the order has been made, the Sheriff’s department will serve the order upon the other person. The person must be served with the order before the court will hold the final hearing. When the person is served, they will also be provided with a copy of the petition and a notice of the final hearing.

     The person against whom the injunction is sought is not required to appear at the final hearing, although they do have the right to be present. That person has the right to present arguments to the court as to why they do not believe an injunction is appropriate.

What are the penalties for violating an injunction?

     An injunction goes into effect as of the date it is issued by the court. However, a person cannot be arrested for violating the terms of an injunction if they have not been properly served with notice of the injunction. The penalties associated with violating the terms of an injunction depend on the type of injunction. Generally, the person violating the injunction is charged with a misdemeanor. The maximum penalty for violating a domestic abuse injunction is 9 months in jail and/or a $10,000 fine. The maximum penalty for violating a harassment injunction in 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

     Our Wisconsin injunction lawyers practice not just in the Green Bay, Brown County area. Our experienced injunction lawyers will aggressively represent your interests in any county throughout the Fox Valley and Northeastern Wisconsin. We have experience with Wisconsin injunction law in De Pere, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay, Neenah, Menasha, Marinette, Shawano, Waupaca and Wausau.

     When you need a law firm that understands what you are going through when you are trying to protect yourself through a restraining order or injunction, visit or contact us at Brabazon Law Office to schedule a consultation with a Brabazon Green Bay attorney by calling today at 1-800-596-0691 or using our contact form.

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