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Minnesota Domestic Violence and Wisconsin Domestic Violence

Legal Representation in Domestic Violence Matters

Domestic violence hurts everyone in the household. Victims feel they have nowhere to turn. Abusers wish they could get help. Shockingly, many times the allegations are completely false. And children are often the most affected by violence and wrongful allegations of violence in the home. They can carry lifelong scars that may lead them to become abusers or victims themselves.

At the Wisconsin and Minnesota law firm, Chmielewski Law Office, we provide legal services in the area of domestic violence. To learn how we can help you, contact our divorce attorneys toll-free at 866-446-6529 for a free 30-minute consultation.

Act Quickly to Free Yourself From Domestic Violence

If you are being abused or your children threatened, it is important to protect yourself. Minnesota Statutes 609.2242, 609.226 through 609.2691 and 609355 through 609.38 and dozens of provisions throughout the Wisconsin Statutes, provides for the following:

  • If you or a child is experiencing physical abuse or threats of abuse, remove yourself from the house and call the Domestic Violence office in your county.
  • You can fill out the paperwork for a temporary retraining order against your alleged abuser that is good for several days or until a hearing is scheduled. This means that an abuser cannot have contact with you, must stay away from your home and place of employment, vacate the shared residence and surrender any firearms.
  • After the hearing, the judge can award orders for protection that may be operational indefinitely. The orders can require no contact with the victim. They can also award custody, visitation and child support to the petitioner.

If You are Accused of Domestic Violence ...

If you are accused of domestic violence, seek legal representation right away. Your home, your ability to see your children, your right to carry a weapon and your financial situation are all at stake.

In some cases, the accusations are false and arise from a contentious divorce or child custody proceeding. In other cases, the best defense may be enrollment in a batterers' prevention program to demonstrate your willingness to change.

We will explore your options and determine the best course of action. But it is important to obtain an attorney right away if you hope to fight the charges of domestic violence and escape the provisions of a restraining order.

Take Action Today

Whether you are the victim or have been accused of domestic abuse, obtain the help you need right away. Contact Chmielewski Law Office toll-free at 866-446-6529 to schedule a visit to the Woodbury, Minnesota office.You need the best divorce lawyer to guide you through these difficult times.