Category Archives: Domestic Violence
What To Do If Your Spouse Violates A Domestic Violence Injunction?
Millions of married individuals across the United States become victims of domestic violence on a daily basis. Florida law allows spouses to seek a temporary injunction or a restraining order when their spouse poses a threat of harm. While a domestic violence injunction is supposed to protect one spouse from the threat of harm… Read More »
How and When to Enforce an Injunction for Protection from Domestic Violence?
After obtaining a permanent or temporary injunction for protection from domestic violence, it may seem that you are completely safe. However, there is no guarantee that the respondent – the person whom you asked the court to protect you from – will not violate the injunction. When this happens, the petitioner – the person… Read More »
How Do Domestic Violence Injunctions Protect Victims from Abusers in Florida?
In Florida, victims of domestic violence can obtain injunctions against their abusers. The word “injunction” refers to a legal order issued by a judge to restrain or prohibit the abuser from engaging in certain behaviors with or toward the petitioner. Domestic violence injunctions are enforceable by police and law enforcement, which means the subject… Read More »
What to Expect at a Domestic Violence Injunction Hearing
Incidents of domestic violence occur in this country every day, and getting out of these dangerous situations may feel overwhelming and practically impossible. Resources do exist that provide support and assistance to domestic violence victims, so they have options to leave their home situation without ending up on the streets. The law also seeks… Read More »
How to Approach Divorce in Relationships with Domestic Violence
Bringing up the subject of divorce rarely provokes a positive reaction in the other spouse, but mentioning divorce to a spouse with a history of domestic violence can prove deadly for the victim. Escaping a marriage with domestic violence presents unique challenges that must be addressed to ensure the victimized spouse can safely leave…. Read More »
What Happens When a Domestic Violence Report Is Made?
Standing up to domestic violence is no small task, and requires victims to display bravery and determination to escape the constant threat of harm. The desire to obtain a divorce, and concerns about securing child custody, can serve as motivation to take the confrontational step of reporting an abusive episode to the police. Getting… Read More »