Florida Restraining Orders / Injunctions For Protection
Restraining orders, also known as injunctions for protection, are court
orders that legally require one person to stay away from and avoid contacting
one or more other individuals for a designated period of time. Sometimes
there are situations in which it is necessary to get a restraining order
against a family member or household member. This might be a restraining
order between spouses, between significant others who live together, between
a parent and child, between in-laws, etc.
These types of restraining orders are typically granted in cases in which
domestic violence has occurred — or abuse, the threat of abuse, or harassment by one
family member or household member against another.
At Anne E. Raduns, P.A., we understand how urgent and sensitive these types
of matters are. For this reason, attorney Anne E. Raduns works efficiently
to help her clients file restraining orders as quickly as possible.
There are also cases in which Attorney Raduns helps individuals protect
themselves when unmerited restraining orders are filed against them. There
are many people who falsely accuse others of domestic violence simply
to gain the upper hand in certain
family law matters, such as child custody.
If you have questions about these matters, call us at our Ocala office
at (352) 310-8235 today. We represent clients throughout Central Florida.
Getting A Restraining Order In Florida
Once a petition for a restraining order is filed with the court, the court
makes an effort to hold a hearing at the earliest possible time. If it
is shown that the person seeking protection is in immediate danger of
domestic violence, a temporary restraining order might be issued even
before the hearing occurs. If the court decides once the hearing takes
place that the petitioner is actually a victim of domestic violence or
is in serious danger of becoming one, a full restraining order can be issued.
Here are a few things that a restraining order can do:
Prohibit the respondent from carrying out any acts of domestic violence
against the protected person
Prohibit the respondent from living with the protected person or entering
that individual’s residence
- Require the respondent to participate in counseling, treatment or intervention services
Grant full rights over the respondent’s children to the other parent during
the time of the restraining order
Require the respondent to pay temporary financial support for the petitioner
or for any minor children
The court will consider various factors when determining whether or not
to issue a restraining order in a possible domestic violence case. Just
a few of these include any history of abuse, threats, stalking or harassment
between the two parties; whether the respondent has ever tried to hurt
the petitioner or those who are close to the individual; whether the respondent
has ever used any weapons against the petitioner or threatened to do so;
whether the respondent has ever tried to stop the petitioner from calling
the police or from leaving his or her home; etc.
Schedule An Appointment With Anne E. Raduns, P.A.
Claims of domestic abuse are extremely serious and should be handled by
a trained legal professional. If you are facing this type of issue in
the Ocala area, do not hesitate to contact Anne E. Raduns, P.A.. Call
(352) 310-8235, we represent clients in Ocala, The Villages and throughout