What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence is 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 family or household member. F.S. 741.28
What Is An Injunction?
An injunction, more commonly referred to as a restraining order, is a judicial order that restrains a person beginning or continuing an action that threatens or invades the legal right of another.
What Does A Petition For A Domestic Violence Injunction Need To Prove?
In order for a judge to sign an injunction order, the petition needs prove that there is an immediate danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence. The parties must have either live or have lived together as a family, or share a child in common.
Does The Fact That We No Longer Live Together Matter?
No, Florida Statute 741.28 (3) regarding Domestic Violence defines “family or household members” as “spouses, former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together as if a family or who have resided together in the past as if a family, and persons who are parents of a child in common regardless of whether they have been married.”
If a domestic violence injunction has been filed on you or someone you know, contact an experienced Orlando domestic violence injunction attorney today. Call Frost Law for a free consultation and case review at (407) 670-5569.