Injunction for Protection against Domestic Violence
Tampa Domestic Violence Lawyer
An injunction is an order by the court, issued by a judge that restricts one person from having contact with another person. In many states it is referred to as a restraining order, but in the state of Florida it is called an injunction. The purpose of an injunction for protection is to give the victim (petitioner) emergency protection and to stop any further abuse. The injunction may be issued if a person currently is the victim of domestic violence or has cause to think that she or he is in immediate danger of becoming the victim of domestic violence.
Though you are not bound to have an attorney for you to request a domestic violence injunction, it is your right to do so. A Tampa domestic violence attorney from the Givens Divorce Law Group can assist you with filing your injunction. Our attorneys know domestic violence law and have over 110 years of collective experience with injunction for protection cases. We can help you by appearing on your behalf in court hearings, and give you both the legal and emotional support you need during this extremely stressful time. It is possible for you to represent yourself when seeking an injunction for protection, but it is probably best if you do have an attorney representing you, as your abuser may have a lawyer, and if there are child custody concerns, things can get complicated.
When should I seek an injunction for protection?
If you or a family member is being threatened in any way, or you feel you are in impending danger, you should seek an injunction for protection. If you have already been a victim of violent acts by this individual and you are concerned it could happen again, you should seek an injunction for protection. If you have children you want to protect from the violent acts of a relative or family member, you should seek an injunction for protection.
Our firm will do everything possible to assure that you and your family members are safe, and we are committed to supporting you through these difficult times. You will get through this, and we would like to help you do so.
Contact a Tampa domestic violence attorney today to discuss filing an injunction for protection against domestic violence.