We can assist you in filing the appropriate legal documents in a knowledgeable, sensitive, and efficient manner to help you stop the cycle of violence and help you protect yourself and your loved ones from Domestic Violence.
- Domestic Violence Injunctions
- Sexual Violence
- Dating Violence
- Repeat Violence
- Defense of Domestic Violence Injunctions
- Injunction Violation Enforcement
What is Domestic Violence?
Florida Statutes define Domestic Violence as assault, battery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any other crime by a member of your family or your household that causes bodily injury or death to another member of your family or household. If you think that you have been a victim of Domestic Violence, you and your children may need legal protection from the aggressor and protection from further physical harm. The Sanders Firm can assist you in taking legal action to protect yourself and your family from further physical harm and emotional disturbance. Please call 911 first if there is an emergency situation, if you feel it is necessary to protect yourself or another person from bodily harm, or if there is the threat of bodily harm. Call (407) 843-0012 to talk to Tristan or Silvia Sanders today.
Experience and Compassionate Representation
Emotions run high in Domestic Violence actions. Tristan and Silvia Sanders each have over 25 years of legal knowledge and training to handle the legal technicalities in your case. Each Domestic Violence situation is unique. However, it is sadly not uncommon for Domestic Violence to either intentionally or unintentionally rear its ugly head right before divorce proceedings are filed. Consequently, the facts brought before the Domestic Violence court can often bleed into the divorce action. It is therefore important to have both experienced and compassionate representation in your Domestic Violence action.
Stop the Cycle of Abuse
It is important to let the court know if Domestic Violence is affecting you, a family member, or a member of your household. If you feel that you are in imminent danger of being physically threatened or harmed, you may file an injunction for your protection against Domestic Violence. The court may grant a temporary restraining order (injunction), if appropriate, to prevent future Domestic Violence.
Defending Domestic Violence Injunctions
The Sanders Firm routinely handles cases where a Petition for Domestic Violence Injunction is filed as a preliminary action to a divorce proceeding. This is sadly and typically seen when tensions flare, spouses argue, and one spouse calls 911. Also, Domestic Violence Court is sometimes misused as a method to get someone to leave the house, when no true Domestic Violence has been committed. We can assist and defend you against an inappropriate or false allegation of domestic violence and abuse. Please contact us today to discuss your Domestic Violence action at (407) 843-0012.
Dating Violence and Repeat Violence
Protection under the law is also available for dating and repeat violence. An injunction for Dating Violence can be based upon a significant romantic relationship. A Repeat Violence injunction can be obtained by a victim of two acts of violence, occurring within the past six months, initiated by the same person.
Applicable Florida Domestic Violence Statutes:
1. § 741.28, Fla. Stat. (2015).