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Enforcing An Out-Of-State Restraining Order In Florida

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In Florida, restraining orders, or protective injunctions offer legal protection for victims of domestic violence. These are court orders, which means that they are enforceable by a judge and failing to comply with their terms can result in severe penalties. Fortunately, this is true regardless of whether a domestic violence injunction was issued in… Read More »

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The 5 Types Of Protective Injunctions In Florida

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In Florida, individuals who have experienced abuse at the hands of a current or former partner, relative, or other household member, or who are in fear of becoming the victim of such abuse can seek protection through an injunction. Florida actually offers five different types of injunctions and which one a person seeks will… Read More »

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Domestic Violence Could Affect Child Custody

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Many of those who have been the victims of domestic violence share children with their abusers, which can leave them concerned about how pursuing a domestic violence case could affect their custody rights. If you are worried about the safety of your own child, consider reaching out to an experienced Clearwater domestic violence lawyer… Read More »

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Florida Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Orders

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In Florida, individuals who are seeking immediate protection from an abuser can request a temporary restraining order. For help requesting such an order, or to learn more about asking a judge to make your restraining order permanent, consider reaching out to a dedicated Largo domestic violence lawyer. What are Temporary Restraining Orders? Temporary restraining… Read More »

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What Are Domestic Violence Injunctions?

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Domestic violence injunctions, sometimes referred to as restraining orders, are a type of legal order that can be requested by anyone who is the victim of domestic violence or is in fear of becoming so. The length of an injunction varies from case to case, lasting anywhere from two weeks to years. For help… Read More »

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What Constitutes Imminent Fear?

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There are times when a domestic violence injunction is absolutely necessary to someone’s safety. There are also, however, situations when an injunction is being used more as a sword than a shield and not to protect someone, but to hurt the accused. In these cases, determining whether a petitioner is in imminent fear of… Read More »

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Do I Need A Domestic Violence Injunction?

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While domestic violence can be either a civil or criminal matter in Florida, domestic violence injunctions fall squarely under the purview of the civil courts. This means that someone who has had a domestic violence injunction issued against them won’t necessarily have a criminal record based on that incident. Violating an injunction, however, can… Read More »

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Modifying A Protective Order In Florida

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A protective order is a type of restraining order that is specifically designed to provide victims with protection from their abusers. There are actually four different kinds of protective orders that fall under this category, which address a variety of scenarios, including incidences of domestic, dating, repeat, and sexual violence. All four types of… Read More »

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Domestic Violence And Protecting Yourself Online

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Over the last ten years, technological advancements have made it easier than ever to stay in touch with each other. While this has a number of benefits, it can also be used as a means of stalking or controlling an individual. Many domestic violence victims, for instance, find themselves unable to extricate themselves from… Read More »

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Gathering Evidence Of Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence has become an increasingly prevalent issue in recent years. Fortunately, there are steps that victims can take to help protect themselves, including obtaining a restraining order. Knowing how to gather evidence properly is one of the most important factors in determining the success or failure of this endeavor. Some forms of domestic… Read More »

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