In Florida, several types of injunctions are available for personal protection. One type that is available is an injunction against domestic violence. In order to obtain an injunction of this nature, you will need to prove to a Judge that you were the victim of violence and that the aggressor is someone you are married to, live with, or have a child with.
Procedurally, the first thing you must do is fill out a petition for protection and submit it to the court. Once submitted, a Judge will review your petition and grant or deny a temporary injunction within 24 hours. That temporary injunction will be served on the other party and he or she will be required to stay away from you, your place of employment, your home, and/or your children and family for approximately two weeks while a final hearing is set. At that final hearing, you will go before a Judge and will be able to testify as to what happened and what sort of protection you are seeking.
Obtaining an injunction can be difficult. Often times, the other party will lie or deny the allegations, making it difficult for you to prove to the Judge that you are actually a victim. If your petition is denied, the other party will be free to contact you and come to your home or office. Therefore, it is important that you have an experienced attorney on your side to help ensure your petition is granted.
Our firm is highly experienced with regards to domestic violence injunctions. If you have been a victim of domestic violence, call a family law lawyer with Taracks Gomez & Rickman today at 813-281-2897. Our firm is available 24-7 to help you with regards to this matter.
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