can i sue my ex for domestic violence? he was charged with domestic battery for strangling me unconscious. However he served only a few months jail time as i was too traumatized to testify and because he threatened my life if i did.
Unless there was a marital tort waiver in your divorce settlement agreement, the answer to your question is yes, you can sue for intentional tort against your ex in the state of WI. The statute of limitations is 3 years from the date of the occurrence or your claim will be forever barred if a lawsuit is not commenced within the time line listed.
You can. but since there isn't going to be any insurance company covering any damage judgment obtained, you'll be paying a lawyer to get you a judgment that you'll then have to collect from your ex, and if you were too afraid to testify against him in criminal court, I'm not sure it will be any easier in civil court.
This answer is provided for general information only. No legal advice can be given without a consult as to the specifics of the case.
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