Domestic Injunction Protective Court Order

Lakeland Domestic Injunction Attorney – Lawyer, providing professional Domestic Injunction and Family Law legal services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and Polk County Florida.

When a marriage deteriorates or is ending, as well as relationships of unmarried partners, there are situations in which tempers flair or the personality and/or actions of one or both parties pose a perceived physical threat to the other.

Many individuals are subjected to forms of domestic violence by their spouse someone they are currently involved with, or have previously broken off a relationship with. Domestic violence may be considered to be physical, sexual, or mental. A perceived threat may be against you, your children, immediate family members, or you current significant other.

A Domestic Injunction is a Protective Court Order, commonly referred to as a Restraining Order, which documents the previous harmful actions of the aggressor, threats made by the aggressor, or other perceived danger from another. A Domestic Injunction may stipulate the restrictions for the aggressor for limitations of contact with the individual (or individuals) protected by the court order physically, verbally, and by electronic or other means.

As a law firm providing professional domestic injunction attorney & lawyer legal services, assisting Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and Polk County Florida residents with domestic injunction legal issues, we utilize our experience to protect the legal rights of each of our clients in an effort to achieve your domestic injunction and family law goals.

If you have questions, concerns, or legal needs regarding a domestic injunction or other family law issues, we urge you to seek the legal advice of an experienced Lakeland domestic injunction attorney & lawyer. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Peddy, P.A., at (863) 646-1421 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.

In the State of Florida, basic elements necessary for a domestic violence injunction, or order of protection include:

  • Must be between family or household members;
  • The Petitioner must have been the victim of domestic violence or is in fear of an imminent attack;
  • The sworn petition must allege the existence of domestic violence with supporting facts; and
  • Jurisdiction is where the Petitioner currently resides, temporarily resides; where Respondent resides, and where domestic violence occurred.

If an individual (the aggressor) violates the terms of a Domestic Injunction, it my lead to criminal charges. If the individual whom the Domestic Injunction was granted to protect intentionally contacts the other party in a manor which causes the other to be in violation of the domestic order, the domestic injunction protective court order may be voided. If voided for this reason, getting another domestic injunction to be granted against the same person may be difficult.

When a temporary domestic injunction is granted, the order is valid for 15 days, proving time for a hearing to be scheduled and conducted to determine if the protective order should be extended for a specific period of time, indefinitely ordered, or to allow the temporary domestic injunction to expire.

No-one should be subjected to living in fear of another. If you believe you should seek the protection of a domestic injunction protective court order, let your voice be heard. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Peddy, P.A., by calling (863) 646-1421.

The Law Office of Robert B. Peddy, P.A., aggressively defends the legal rights of those involved in domestic injunction or other family law issues or disputes in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and the entire Polk County Florida area.