Injunctions for the protection of domestic violence is an order filed in civil court that allows for the provision of protection from physical abuse from a member of a household or family member. Also known as restraining orders, injunctions are documents that order the individual who is committing abuse to cease being within a certain distance of the person they are abusing.
Injunctions can also order the individual who is committing abuse to evacuate the home and pay child support (usually temporary child support). Restraining orders can also mandate that the individual loses temporary custody of their children.
A family law attorney may be able to assist with custody arrangements. If the person violates the guidelines of their restraining order, they may have a warrant out for their arrest.
What Evidence Is Required?
Anyone may file for a domestic violence injunction in the state of Florida if they are have experienced assault, battery, aggravated assault, sexual assault, aggravated battery, sexual battery, kidnapping, stalking, or false imprisonment. A domestic violence attorney may be able to help you navigate the court system in order to file an injunction.
Further, individuals may file for a domestic violence injunction if they are a victim of any criminal act that resulted in the death or physical injury of a family member or household member.
Other individuals that may file for a domestic violence injunction include those who have a reasonable belief that they are in danger of being harmed through any act of domestic violence.
It is important to note that there is no fee to file for a restraining order. Individuals in the state of Florida have rights to petition their local court if they have probable cause to believe that they have the grounds to file for a domestic violence injunction. A family law attorney may help you in the process of filing the injunction.
If you would like more information regarding filing a domestic violence injunction in the State of Florida, please contact the domestic violence attorney at Advocate Law Firm, P.A.