Understanding Restraining Orders in Florida

On behalf of The Law Offices of Cindy D. Sackrin posted in Family Law on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Prominent in the media recently has been the serious issue of domestic violence. As part of the national discussion centered around family violence, it is important that if you are a victim of domestic violence, you understand options and resources through the family law legal process that may be available to help.

Domestic violence has health, safety and family law implications. Family violence and accusations of family violence can impact multiple members of a family. Individuals who are victims of domestic violence may need to seek a restraining order to protect them from harm and threats of harm they have received. Alternately, individuals accused of domestic violence may need to understand resources available to allow them to see family and loved ones they are prevented from seeing because of a restraining order again.

In general, domestic violence describes violence that occurs between loved ones. Restraining orders and permanent injunctions in Florida are intended to prohibit contact and communication between two people when harm has taken place between the parties. Restraining orders are temporary orders until a hearing is conducted. They cannot, however, be violated without serious consequences.

Because of the importance of domestic violence issues, and the impact they can have on child custody and other family law issues, it is important to thoroughly understand legal options and resources in family violence situations. The family law system is designed to help families in a variety of situations. To better understand the ways the family law process can help you and your family in variety of circumstances, many uniquely important, please contact our firm.

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