Domestic Violence Injunctions
Serving Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties with law offices in Largo & Palm Harbor
K. Dean Kantaras is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar
In 2009, over 116,000 incidents of domestic violence were reported to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Domestic violence is a serious crime defined under the Florida statute as:
“…any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another...With the exception of persons who are parents of a child in common, the family or household members must be currently residing or have in the past resided together in the same single dwelling unit.”
Victims of domestic violence have a number of avenues to turn to for help. Among the rights that a victim has is the right to go to court and file a petition requesting protection from the domestic violence. The victim may seek a restraining order for the following:
A victim may apply for a domestic violence injunction if they have been a victim of domestic violence, or if there is immediate fear of becoming a victim of domestic violence. Threats of domestic violence fall under the statute.
In deciding whether a petitioner has a valid claim for a domestic violence injunction, the court considers many factors and makes an evaluation of the situation. A skilled family attorney in Clearwater can assist you with filling out the petition and seeking the relief that you need.
Skilled and compassionate family law attorneys
If you have questions about any aspect of family law, including domestic violence, the family law attorneys of the Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. are available to assist you. Our attorneys are ready to provide you with the skilled, compassionate, and ardent legal representation that you need to protect your rights. Contact the Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. to speak to an experienced Tampa divorce attorney today.