Injunction Petition Denied
A Dane County judge denied a domestic abuse injunction filed against one of our clients after Attorney Verhoff argued the evidence did not merit a finding that the client engaged in domestic abuse against the petitioner. He also argued that, given the timing of the filing, it appeared the petitioner was attempting to use the injunction as leverage in a family court case where child placement was an issue. At the conclusion of evidence, the judge agreed with our attorney's argument but went a step further. The judge stated that event if he believed the client engaged in an act that constituted domestic abuse he would still have denied the petition under the circumstances in light of Attorney Verhoff's argument.