The state of Florida in particular and most states, in general, take domestic violence very seriously. There are thousands of domestic violence petitions generated each year in Florida, and while many are valid, just as often, family law attorneys frequently see spouses seeking a domestic violence order as a prelude to building up a strong case in family court for a divorce, petitions for protection against domestic violence petition merely for spite, or to gain sole control of the family residence.
By: Joemar Pasco
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How Do I Fight Against an Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence?
Because there are serious consequences to a domestic violence petition, defendant’s should seriously talk to an attorney and consider fighting the petition, otherwise here can be severe consequences such as:
- Your ability to possess or obtain firearms (very critical if you are a member of law enforcement or work security)
- Possible deportation of your legal status to reside in the country
- You may be required to leave your residence either temporarily or permanently, even
if you have legal title to it
- A judge may limit or prohibit your from visiting your children
- You may be required by a judge to pay child support, spousal support or both, even if you are not divorced.
Naturally, there are stricter injunctions to keep you from carrying out domestic violence, but here we’re talking about situations where either both you and your spouse were culpable, or you are accused of threating or carrying out domestic violence when you had no such intention to do so.
The First 15 Days of an Injunction
What Does the Judge take into Account?
How long will an Injunction remain in effect?
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