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Florida Family Law Attorney Helps Clients Obtain Domestic Violence Protective Orders

Dedicated lawyer assists victims harmed or threatened with violence

Domestic violence protective orders protect victims against someone the victim currently or previously lived with, a current or former spouse, a blood relative, or the parent of a child.  Ms. Franklin helps clients in the Highlands, Hardee and Polk County areas and throughout Florida file for both temporary and permanent domestic violence protective orders when imminent harm is threatened or has occurred.  These orders, also known as  “restraining orders,” “orders of protection,” “injunctions” and “protective orders,” place restrictions on accused abusers so that they are no longer in a position to cause harm.

Knowledgeable Florida advocate helps clients file protective orders

Protective orders issued in any county are enforceable state-wide. The purpose of these orders is to limit the behavior of the harmful or threatening person and to protect the person petitioning for the order from further abuse and threats. Ms. Franklin will help you understand exactly how domestic violence injunctions work in Florida. These orders provide relief that may include stay-away provisions, no-contact provisions, temporary custody orders, orders for child support or spousal support.  Other common provisions require the person who is subject to the order to surrender their weapons.  Protective orders may also allow you to take sole possession of vehicles or a living space by forcing the person listed in the order to move out. Once an emergency protective order is granted, the accused abuser may not contact the petitioner in person, by telephone, email, or through another person or device.

Domestic violence injunctions protect the abused petitioner from:

  • Assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault
  • Battery, aggravated battery, sexual battery
  • Stalking and aggravated stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • False imprisonment
  • Other criminal offenses that can result in physical injury or death

Generally, a family court handles domestic violence protective orders involving spouses and children.  Other similar types of protective orders may be issued for repeat violence, dating violence and sexual violence. Ms. Franklin will seek every possible legal remedy to protect you from someone who threatens you with harm.

Contact a Florida family lawyer for immediate help getting an order of protection

At Law Office of Patricia Lynch Franklin, P.A., Ms. Franklin provides skilled and prompt help to clients who seek safety from abuse. Call 863-304-8016 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Sebring office.