Are You Looking To Secure A Restraining Order?
Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects countless Americans, but no matter how powerful your abuser may seem it’s important to understand your rights and ability to protect yourself and your family. If you feel threatened, hurt, or afraid, you need to take action to protect yourself and anyone else whose safety you fear for. Florida law includes a number of protections for victims of abuse, and an experienced family law attorney can help you determine the best course of action to take to keep yourself safe.
Give us a call at (813) 336-3348 to speak with an experienced family law attorney today.
Our Tampa family law attorneys at Robert Sparks Attorneys have dedicated their careers to representing families and individuals who require legal representation. Domestic violence can be a complicated issue to tackle, and we have the experience and knowledge necessary to put you in the best possible position to secure the restraining order you need. Contact us today to discuss your case and determine what your options for the future are.
How Do I File For A Restraining Order?
There are a number of steps you need to follow once you file for a restraining order, also referred to as a domestic violence injunction or order of protection. Once it is approved, certain requirements need to be met, including:
- Either you or your abuser will be required to leave your residence if you live together.
- Your abuser will not be allowed within 500 feet of your school, workplace, home, or any other location you frequent.
- Your abuser will not be allowed within 100 feet of your vehicle.
- Your abuser may not be allowed to see your children.
- You may be able to file for sole custody of your children.
- Your abuser may not be allowed to make any form of contact or communication with you.
It will be up to the judge to determine which of these requirements should become permanent, and an experienced family law attorney can help ensure that the most vital points are secured in order to keep you safe.
Hire A Qualified Lawyer Today
You should never feel threatened in your own home, whether it’s emotional, physical, or anything else. At Robert Sparks Attorneys, our Tampa family law lawyers have dedicated their careers to providing people with the legal representation and advice that they require in order to secure them the outcome they need to move on with their lives. Give us a call at (813) 375-0109 to speak with one of our lawyers today, or fill out our online form to get started by requesting a case consultation from one of our lawyers.