What is an injunction for protection against domestic violence?
Tampa Domestic Violence Attorney
In Florida a domestic violence injunction can be filed to protect those who are the victims of domestic violence. An injunction is an order issued by a judge of the circuit court that restricts a person from contacting another. The injunction orders the alleged abuser to, without fail, stop any violent acts or harassment, leave the home the victim shares with the abuser, avoid any communication or other forms of contact with the victim in the home, at work, or at school, and to go to counseling or intervention for abusers. The injunction may also address child related issues, such as visitation, temporary custody and spousal or child support.
A Tampa domestic violence lawyer from the Givens Divorce Law Group can be your advocate during these difficult times. We will help you apply for an injunction for the protection for your safety and the safety of your children. We can also help you file for other types of injunctions as well: injunction against repeat violence, injunction against dating violence, and injunction against sexual violence.
The Purpose of the Injunction of Protection
The purpose of the injunction is to give the victim emergency protection from abuse and to prevent any further acts of domestic violence. Once the petition has been completed, the matter will be reviewed by a judge, who will decide if what is stated in the petition fits what is needed under Florida law. If he deems that there is a threat of harm to the victim, he will approve a temporary domestic violence injunction. This document will order the abuser not to have any contact with the victim until a court hearing occurs. At the hearing the judge will decide to either dismiss the temporary injunction or to may it permanent. If it is made permanent it will be in effect until it expires or may be terminated or changed by the judge at another court hearing. Our attorneys can assist you with any type of domestic abuse you may be the victim of. An injunction for protection against domestic violence is just one tool that may be used to assist you and your family is safe and free from harm. You are not alone. We are here to help.
Contact a Tampa domestic violence lawyer today to discuss the legal remedies available to you.