Category Archives: Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders In Florida: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Domestic abuse and family violence remain serious problems. According to data provided by the Florida Attorney General, there are approximately 120,000 incidents of domestic violence reported to authorities in the state each year. The true toll of domestic violence is undoubtedly far larger—studies consistently show that domestic abuse is systematically underreported. In Florida, domestic… Read More »
What Should I Do If I Was Falsely Accused Of Domestic Violence In Florida?
Domestic violence is a very serious matter. A false allegation could cost you your reputation, family law rights, and even your freedom. If you were falsely accused of intimate partner abuse, you need to know how to protect yourself. Here, our Clearwater domestic violence attorney discusses three important steps you should take if you… Read More »
Can a Protective Order Be Modified in Florida?
A protective order is a type of restraining order designed to provide protection to victims of spousal abuse or domestic violence. As explained by the Florida Bar Association, there are actually four different types of domestic violence protective orders in Florida: Domestic Violence, Repeat Violence, Dating Violence, and Sexual Violence. All four types of… Read More »
An Overview of Florida’s Protective Order Laws
A protective order is a type of restraining order. Under Florida law (Florida Statutes § 741.30), victims of domestic abuse have the legal right to obtain a restraining order against the perpetrator. That being said, navigating Florida’s domestic violence protection laws can be challenging and confusing. Here, our Clearwater domestic violence lawyers provide a… Read More »
What is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?
Unfortunately, domestic violence remains a serious problem in the United States. According to the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV), more than 100,000 incidents of domestic abuse were reported in the state in 2016. Approximately 60 percent of these cases eventually led to arrests. Victims of domestic violence have access to legal options that… Read More »