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Florida Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Orders

By Cairns Law |

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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What If I Violate My Own Restraining Order?

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In Florida, violating the terms of a restraining order is a serious offense if committed by the defendant in the case. A violation of a court order can, however, also have consequences if committed by the petitioner, or person requesting the injunction, making it especially important for those who have been granted an injunction,… Read More »

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How Long Will My Protective Order Last?

By Cairns Law |

In Florida, victims of domestic violence can ask the court for a protective order, or an injunction, which bars the accused from having any contact with the petitioner. How long these injunctions remain in effect depends on a few different factors, including the permanence of the order. To learn more about requesting a restraining… Read More »

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Filing A Supplemental Affidavit In Your Domestic Violence Matter

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In Florida, victims of domestic violence can seek protection from their abusers by requesting a protective order from a judge. If granted, these temporary orders bar respondents from having any contact with the petitioner for the next 15 days, by which time, a judge will schedule a hearing to determine whether a permanent injunction… Read More »

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