Injunctions you can petition for
An injunction can be filed by anyone who is the victim of domestic violence or reasonably believes he or she is in imminent danger of becoming the victim of any act of domestic violence. Florida Statutes outline the various types of injunction petitions:
- Domestic violence involves spouses/former spouses, people related by blood or marriage, people who are living or have lived together as a family, or people who have a child or children in common and either are or have resided together in the past.
- Dating violence is between individuals who have or have had a continuing and significant relationship of an intimate nature.
- Repeat violence involves physical violence incidents on two separate occasions, one of which occurred within the past six months.
- Sexual violence involves any incident of sexual battery, lewd or lascivious acts, luring or enticing a child, sexual performance by a child, or any other forcible felony wherein a sexual act is committed or attempted.
- Stalking is the repeated following, harassment, or cyberstalking of one person by another.
Deciding whether to apply for a restraining order is not easy. An injunction has significant benefits and is a useful tool to keep you safe. Failure to apply for an injunction can have significant, life altering, consequences. With an experienced attorney writing your injunction, injunctive relief should be granted immediately and should remain in effect until a final hearing, giving you the protection you need until the your circumstances can be heard.
Defending against injunctions
Injunctions are a particularly powerful and flexible tools that can have dramatic consequences for those involved. A party seeking or attempting to defend an injunction would do well to seek an attorney familiar with the intricacies of injunction practice. Final injunction hearings can be a lengthy process of presenting evidence to show the claims in the injunction to be false. It is important to have an experienced attorney with you to know when to object, when to keep evidence out, and how to fight for you properly.
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