During the course of a divorce, the end of a relationship or other domestic situation, circumstances sometimes arise which cause an individual to fear for the safety of their children or themselves.
A domestic injunction, also commonly called an "order of protection" or a "restraining order", is a court order typically entered due to domestic violence. A restraining order can also be ordered due to repeat violence.
Basic elements necessary for a domestic violence injunction or order of protection include:
A domestic injunction, or order of protection, serves two main purposes:
According to Florida Statutes, Domestic violence means an 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 to one family or household member by another who is or was residing in the same single dwelling unit.
If have questions or need to address legal issues relating to domestic violence, domestic injunction, divorce, or other family law needs, seek the legal advice and representation of an aggressive domestic violence and injunction attorney. At Morris Law Firm, P.A., you will work with an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of those in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Immokalee, Labelle, Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County, Hendry County and Southwest Florida.