Domestic Vilence Injunctions
Violence in the home is a serious problem that can complicate a divorce or paternity proceeding. If your spouse or domestic partner has engaged in violence or you have a reasonable fear of domestic violence, that is an important factor that must be brought to the attention of your lawyer. Domestic violence encompasses a variety of offenses. According to Florida Statute Section 741.28(2), “domestic violence” means “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member”.
According to Florida Statute Section 741.30, a party has the ability to file a sworn petition for an injunction for protection against domestic violence if he or she is a victim of domestic violence as described herein or has reasonable cause to believe that he or she is in imminent danger of becoming the victim of any act of domestic violence. This means that if you have been a victim of domestic violence, or if you have the reasonable fear that you are in imminent danger of becoming a victim at the hands of a family or household member, you may file a petition for an injunction for protection. We at The Women’s Law Group can assist you during this difficult time and help to protect you and your children.
If you have been a victim of domestic violence, please contact the hotline number listed above. If you are in immediate danger, please dial 911.