ORLANDO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ATTORNEY
DEFINING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN FLORIDA LAW
Domestic violence is defined in 2012 Florida Statutes § 741.28 as “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.” Domestic abuse is a crime that endangers the physical and emotional health of the victims. If you are being threatened with violence to the point of fear or have been physically injured or abused by a spouse or other member of your household, an Orlando family law attorney can help you get protection through a restraining order.
INJUNCTIONS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The 2012 Florida Statute § 741.30 states that anyone who is in immediate fear of domestic violence or who has suffered from domestic violence has the right to request an injunction for protection against domestic violence – also known as a protective order. Such an order can only be issued if the person requesting it has or intends to file action against the abusive individual. If issued, an injunction for protection against domestic violence can restrain the respondent from committing any further abuse; give the petitioner temporary exclusive use and possession of their home; and provide a temporary parenting plan and time-sharing schedule regarding minor children that prohibits contact between the respondent and the children without a third party present.
WHY YOU NEED A FAMILY LAWYER IN ORLANDO
Waiting to take action and protect yourself only places you and your family in danger. Fisher Legal Group can help you approach the court and request an injunction of protection against domestic violence. We know your rights and want nothing more than to bring you comfort and peace of mind during this difficult experience. Our attorneys will collaborate on your case in order to ensure that you receive the protection that you need while you seek action against the abusive individual. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
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