Orlando Injunctions/Orders of Protection Attorney
Domestic violence is not only visible bruises. If you have been threatened with violence or the threat of violence it may be time to take a serious look at whatever may be necessary to ensure your safety and safety of your children. This can include filing an injunction for protection.
The Orlando domestic violence attorneys at Anderson & Ferrin can assist you with filing an injunction for protection. An injunction is a court order, issued by a judge that bars one person from having contact with another person. The thought process behind an injunction for protection is to provide the victim emergency protection and to stop any further abuse. The injunction may be issued if a person currently is the victim of domestic violence or has a reasonable belief to think that her or she is in imminent danger of becoming the victim of domestic violence.
Our lawyers understand domestic violence law and have experience with injunction for protection cases. We can appear on your behalf in court, and provide you both the emotional and legal support you need during this trying time. Please keep in mind that if there are child custody concerns the situation can become quite complicated quickly.
When Should I Seek an Injunction for Protection?
It is wise to seek an injunction for protection in in the following situations:
- If you or a family member is being threatened in any way
- You feel you are in imminent danger
- If you have already been a victim of violent acts by the same person
- If you have children you need to protect from violence at the hands of a relative or family member
Our attorneys will do everything possible to help you and your family members stay safe. We are fully committed to supporting you in any way possible through this difficult time.
What Happens After a Domestic Violence Injunction is Filed
Once the injunction is approved:
- You must leave the residence that you share with the other person
- You may not be allowed to be within 500 feet of the petitioner’s home, workplace or school, or any place regularly gone to by the petitioner.
- You may not come within 100 feet of the petitioner’s vehicle
- You may be kept from seeing your children for weeks or months
- You may lose custody of your child
- You may not be allowed to see your children without someone there to supervise and monitor the visit
- You may not be allowed to contact or communicate with other person
These restrictions may become permanent at the discretion of a judge. If you have been the victim of domestic violence filing a domestic violence injunction may be your best option.
Types of Domestic Violence Injunctions
There are several different types of domestic violence injunctions including:
- Temporary Injunctions – where a court orders an injunction which lasts only as long as a trial is ongoing or until other action is taken by the court
- Permanent Injunctions – issued following the completion of trials where a temporary injunction had been issued which now needs to be extended indefinitely
- Injunctions Against Dating Violence – related to stopping any violence or related activity in dating relations. These can also include violence or threats of sexual assault, including verbal abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse or physical violence
The Orlando domestic violence attorneys at Anderson & Ferrin know the law and procedures to file an injunction for protection on your behalf and to stand by you throughout your family crisis. You can contact them at 407-412-7041 or submit an email form.