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Get Peace of Mind with a Domestic Violence Injunction

Victims of domestic violence, or even those who reasonably suspect they will become a victim soon, have a legal recourse in the form of a court-ordered injunction which can be filed against their abuser. This can protect you from further harm whether your abuser still lives with you or not. You should retain legal help to file with the court from a trained Lakeland family law attorney to have your best chance at a successful injunction processed quickly.

For over 20 years, my firm, Advocate Law Firm, P.A. has worked to resolve family law matters for my clients through understanding and vigorous advocacy. I make myself available to answer client questions on weekends and evenings because I understand when you are hurt and worried over what to do, you can’t wait to get answers. While most attorneys charges an hourly rate when it comes to injunction relief, my firm charges a flat fee until your trial or evidentiary hearing is over.

What can an injunction do?

If the judge perceives an immediate and present danger to you, they can issue a temporary injunction without the abuser even having to be present. If the defendant is asked to participate in a hearing, the judge can hear a contested hearing.

An injunction can have the power to do the following:

  • Restrain the accused from committing acts of domestic violence
  • Order the defendant to participate in treatment, intervention, or counseling
  • Award exclusive use of the shared dwelling to the victim
  • Providing temporary support for minor children until the injunction expires
  • Any other relief the court deems necessary to protect the victim


Violating a court-ordered injunction is a misdemeanor which carries up to a year a jail. Violations include refusing to leave the shared dwelling, being within 500 feet of the victim’s school, job, or residence, or coming within 100 feet of the victim’s vehicle whether occupied or not.

Get Results Today

To ensure your safety, please speak with a Lake domestic violence lawyer as soon as you feel threatened or have been abused in any way and my firm can get to work petitioning the court for an injunction to protect you from your abuser.

You have a right to feel secure and Advocate law Firm, P.A. can fight for you in court, pushing the judge to enter an effective injunction quickly.

Have you been abused in Bartow, Lakeland, or surrounding areas of Polk County? Don’t be a victim—call (863) 644-5566 now!

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