Longwood Domestic Violence Injunction Attorney
Domestic violence is a very serious issue in Florida. The law provides specific procedures to help protect you and your family from suffering additional harm. For over three decades, the Troum Law Firm’s skilled lawyers have been fighting to keep families safe in Orange and Seminole Counties. Please contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our Longwood domestic violence injunction attorneys as soon as possible.
Overview of Florida Domestic Violence Injunction Laws
The purpose of Florida’s domestic violence law is to allow you to get an injunction against someone who has engaged in threats or violence. An injunction is basically a court order that directs a person to cease their conduct. There may be other requirements depending on your individual circumstances. Under Florida law, domestic violence is classified as any assault or battery that causes you or another member of your family physical harm. That includes:
- Current and former spouses;
- People who are related by marriage or blood;
- People who currently reside together or who have lived together as a family previously;
- Parents who share a child together, regardless of whether they were ever married or lived together at any point; and
- Certain dating or intimate relationships.
Examples of Florida Domestic Violence Injunctions
Under Florida law, there are four main types of injunctions that address different situations. They are:
- Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence (can pursue after a single incident);
- Injunction Against Dating Violence (the abuser is someone you had a personal relationship with in the prior six months);
- Injunction Against Repeat Violence (covers more than just family or household members); and
- Injunction Against Sexual Violence (If Florida law defines you as a victim of sexual violence).
When you file a petition for any of these four injunctions, you can ask the court to order the person to do something or refrain from doing something. Examples can include:
- Stop harassing you;
- Stop the violence;
- Leave the shared home;
- Avoid all contact with you; and
- Attend counseling.
When children are involved, the injunction may include a temporary order that addresses child custody, visitation, child support, or alimony.
The goal of a Florida domestic violence injunction is to provide you with immediate and urgent protection against any domestic violence. The law allows you to obtain one on an emergency basis. You can even file your petition without the requirement that you provide any notice to the alleged offender, either. Provided you meet the statutory requirements, the judge could issue an emergency injunction immediately.
Contact a Longwood Domestic Violence Injunction Lawyer
If you need assistance with pursuing a domestic violence injunction in Florida, it’s crucial to speak to a skilled Longwood domestic violence injunction lawyer right away. When the judge issues an emergency order, it’s only temporary because the other party has not been notified or had a chance to appear in court. You will need to attend another hearing after the initial order to extend the injunction or request additional relief.
To learn what remedies and legal options are best for your situation, contact The Troum Law Firm, P.A. today at 321-428-2247, to schedule an initial consultation.