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Domestic Violence Lawyer – Injunctions and Restraining Orders


Domestic Violence Lawyer – Providing Help for Injunctions

One of the most important pillars of Florida law is protecting families and children from acts of violence. If you are fearful that you may be the victim of an incident of domestic violence, you should immediately call the police. After contacting the proper authorities, a domestic violence lawyer with Christopher M. Sprysenski, P.A. can help you secure an injunction or restraining order to ensure that acts of future violence do not occur.

Who Can File a Domestic Violence Injunction

Domestic violence injunctions and restraining orders can be filed by a domestic violence lawyer representing the following people:

  • Spouses and former spouses;
  • Persons related by marriage or blood;
  • Persons who are presently or in the past have resided as a family; and
  • Persons who are parents of a child in common.

All of these people, with the exception of parents with a child in common, must either be residing in, or have resided in the past in, the same home.

 

A domestic violence lawyer should help you understand where your petition for an injunction should be filed. A request for an injunction can be filed in the court for where the person requesting the injunction lives, where the person whom the injunction is being requested against lives, or where the domestic violence occurred.

Temporary and Permanent Domestic Violence Injunctions

When a petition for a domestic violence injunction is first filed by a domestic violence lawyer, a temporary domestic violence injunction will be issued immediately without notice to the other party. The temporary injunction can include the following restrictions:

  • Restraining the respondent from committing any acts of domestic violence;
  • Providing the petitioner with exclusive use of any home that the petitioner and respondent share, or prohibiting the respondent from accessing the home of the petitioner; and
  • Providing the petitioner with a temporary parenting plan and other restrictions pertaining to children with the respondent.

After the issuance of the temporary injunction, a court will schedule a hearing for the issuance of a permanent injunction. At this hearing, a domestic violence lawyer for the petitioner will need to present evidence as to why the temporary injunction should be made permanent. For an injunction to become permanent, a petitioner does not need to provide that an act of domestic violence actually occurred. All that is required for an injunction to become permanent is evidence that the petitioner believes he or she is about to become a victim of domestic violence.

 

If the provisions of a domestic violence injunction are violated, a court can enforce the injunction using its criminal contempt power. The court can also require a respondent to complete a batterer’s intervention program.

Caring Representation by a Domestic Violence Lawyer

The domestic violence lawyers at Christopher M. Sprysenski, P.A. know that an incident of domestic violence may be one of the most stressful times of your life. Our attorneys will be by your side for every step of the injunction process. We understand whether discovery is necessary to properly present your case. We will also address what temporary provisions are important for you at the time of your initial filing.

 

Contact Christopher M. Sprysenski, P.A. to schedule a consultation with an domestic violence lawyer with our firm. Call us today at 407-630-8485. We offer payment plans and accept all major credit cards.