Your Protection Is Our Priority
Facing a domestic violence case can be an incredibly challenging and emotionally charged experience. At Martell Family Law Firm, we understand the complexities of these cases and are here to provide unwavering support and expert legal guidance when you need it most.
Our experienced team is dedicated to helping you navigate the legal process with compassion, sensitivity, and a commitment to your well-being. We believe that everyone deserves to live free from fear and abuse, and we’re here to fight for your rights and safety.
Your Safety Is Our Concern
In Florida, Domestic Violence Injunctions, also known as restraining orders, provide legal protection for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, repeat violence, sexual violence, and stalking. These injunctions aim to prevent further harm and harassment by ordering the alleged abuser to stay away from the victim and refrain from any contact or communication. To obtain a Domestic Violence Injunction, the victim must file a petition with the court detailing the incidents of violence or harassment. In emergency situations, victims can request a temporary injunction without notifying the abuser beforehand.
When seeking a Domestic Violence Injunction in Florida, the court will carefully review the evidence and testimony provided by the victim. If the court finds sufficient evidence to support the claim of violence or harassment, a temporary injunction may be granted immediately. A full hearing will be scheduled within 15 days, during which both parties will have the opportunity to present their case. If the court decides that the victim is in danger, a final injunction can be issued, typically lasting for a specified period, and can be extended if necessary. Violating a Domestic Violence Injunction can result in serious legal consequences for the abuser, including potential arrest and criminal charges.
Florida takes domestic violence seriously, and Domestic Violence Injunctions play a crucial role in protecting victims and ensuring their safety. These injunctions provide a legal tool for victims to seek protection from abusive partners or individuals who pose a threat to their well-being. Additionally, the state offers resources such as shelters, counseling services, and support groups to help victims of domestic violence cope with the trauma and start rebuilding their lives in a safe and nurturing environment.