This study examined the atypical provisions in the Wisconsin law allowing a person other than the individual at risk to file a petition for restraining order and permitting the petition to be filed to enjoin financial exploitation, emotional abuse, and mistreatment of animals. While noting the many successes and benefits brought about by the individual-at-risk restraining order, this Article also addresses the challenges in its implementation.
By Marsha Mansfield & Louise Trubek, New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 56, No. 2, 2011; University of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1164