Representing Victims Of Domestic Violence — And People Who Have Been
Domestic violence is an issue that can affect divorcing spouses’
rights, including access to the house, access to other property, child
visitations, and child custody.
Attorney Anne E. Raduns has extensive experience in representing clients
who have been victims of domestic violence, as well as clients who have
been falsely accused of domestic violence. If you find yourself on either
side of a charge of domestic violence or spousal abuse either in a divorce
case or as a problem in itself, call our firm in Ocala at (352) 310-8235
to set up a consultation.
Representing The Victim
Violence and abuse occurring in the home is an unfortunate reality in many
homes across the country. Sadly, the truth is that many instances of domestic
violence go unreported and unpunished. Any type of domestic incident involving
child abuse, elder abuse or spousal abuse is intolerable — no one
should have to live with any type of abuse.
If you’re the victim of threats, harassment, or assault in a domestic
situation, we assist you in finding the help you need to ensure your personal
safety. We can guide you through the process of obtaining a domestic violence
injunction or restraining order that will prohibit your attacker from
coming near you, from calling you at home or at work, or even from sending
you texts or email.
We feel very strongly about our duty to uphold the rights of families and
children throughout the state of Florida, and we will aggressively work
to maintain your legal rights when you or a loved one has been a victim
of domestic abuse or domestic violence.
Representing The Accused
Sadly, some people undermine domestic violence laws by making false accusations.
Whether done out of anger, or to gain an advantage in divorce proceedings,
an accusation of domestic violence has immediate and lasting consequences
for the accused.
At Anne E. Raduns, P.A., we also represent individuals who have been falsely
accused of domestic violence. It’s an unfortunate fact that occasionally
charges of domestic violence are filed not because the alleged victim
needs protection, but for the sake of a tactical advantage in a divorce
case — especially where
child custody and
time-sharing issues are likely to be in dispute.
Understanding Restraining Orders
If you have been named in a restraining order, you may have difficulty
in gaining custody or visitation rights, and you might not be treated
equally in other divorce issues. In these situations, a temporary domestic
violence restraining order may be entered against you without advance
notice, but with an opportunity to come back to court within 15 days to
tell your side of the story before a permanent injunction is entered.
Before the permanent injunction is entered, you need to consult with an
If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, do not assume that
the truth alone will protect you. Contact a lawyer immediately. Anne E.
Raduns can serve as your advocate in court to present the facts to dismiss
Obtaining A Domestic Violence Restraining Order
If you are
in need of a restraining order or injunction, there are other less-frequently used forms of restraining
orders in addition to the typical domestic violence injunction:
Injunctions against repeat violence: These are injunctions involving persons who are not involved in a “domestic
relationship.” The petitioner must plead and prove that he or she
has been the victim of two incidents of criminal violence or stalking.
Injunctions against dating violence: These are injunctions involving individuals who have or have had a continuing
and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature. The person
requesting the restraining order must be a victim of dating violence or
have a reasonable belief that violence is imminent, though there do not
need to be any actual acts of violence before requesting the restraining order.
Our office is based in Ocala and we represent clients throughout Central
Florida. To discuss your domestic violence concerns, contact Anne E. Raduns, P.A., at