INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION
There are several types of Injunctions For Protection under Florida law. The most common type of injunction is an Injunction For Protection Against Domestic Violence. Most of us know this as a “restraining order.” If you are the victim of violence or have reason to believe that you are in imminent danger of becoming the victim of violence at the hands of a spouse, partner or family member, you may petition the court for protection. Injunctions can apply in many situations involving violence by spouses, ex-spouses, domestic partners, family members, or people who just live together and are romantically involved.
In order to obtain an injunction, you will need to petition (or ask) the court for the order, explaining the acts that have given rise to the violence or your fear of imminent violence. If the court finds that you have provided sufficient facts to support your petition, you will be granted a Temporary Injunction For Protection and a hearing will be set to determine whether or not a Final Order will be entered. In addition to Domestic Violence Injunctions, Florida law also provides for repeat violence injunctions, dating violence injunctions, stalking violence injunctions and sexual violence injunctions, depending on the relationship between the victim and the abuser.
Intimate partner and family violence cut across all races, ethnicity, socio-economic backgrounds and genders. There is no shame in asking for the court’s help to stop this violence in your home. You have the right to feel safe in your surroundings and no one has the right to put their hands on you in anger under any circumstances.
If you or a family member are the victim of violence, find a safe place and please contact Kim
at (386) 256-3057 for aggressive representation for your protection.