Domestic Violence

Safety concerns often become an issue in family court litigation resulting from domestic violence. Upon the filing of a verified petition alleging that an act of family violence has occurred in the past and is likely to occur in the future, the court is authorized to enter a temporary protective order, also known as a restraining order or an injunction against domestic violence.

The injunction against domestic violence can provide relief appropriate to the particular circumstances, including (but not limited to) restraining the offending party from committing future acts of family violence or otherwise harassing or interfering with the petitioner, granting the petitioner exclusive use and possession of the family residence or requiring the offending party to provide alternate housing to the petitioner and children, awarding temporary custody or parental responsibility to the petitioner, and awarding temporary financial support to the petitioner.

If the court finds that a domestic violence petition is supported by evidence, a temporary protective order is immediately entered and a hearing scheduled (usually within 14 days) to determine whether the protective order should be extended or modified.

Sometimes, a person may even find themselves a victim of a false claim of domestic violence. Whether such an allegation is founded or not, you should immediately obtain legal representation, and our attorneys are seasoned in providing legal counsel, support and assistance in this critical situation.

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For more information about domestic violence and protective orders (also known as restraining orders), call 561-819-6208 or complete our brief contact form. Our law office is in Delray Beach, Florida.