DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & RESTRAINING ORDERS – FORT LAUDERDALE / MIAMI
When you or your family members are victims of domestic violence, you need an experienced Family Law Attorney who can not only explain your rights and provide answers to difficult questions, but also, in cases of emergency, establish temporary protection orders to keep you and your family safe from additional violence.
If you’ve been a victim of family violence, it’s important for you to act quickly in order to protect yourself and your children who may be or may become a subject of the same abuse. Domestic Violence matters are taken very seriously in Florida and courts will act more swiftly if you report the incident as soon as possible. If you are fearful of retaliation after seeking a family violence protective order, there are many family violence shelters that you can go to that can safeguard you and your loved ones, while protecting your anonymity, until the police can get fully involved.
The longer you wait to take action to protect yourself, the more courts may question your claim. In many families, domestic violence seems commonplace, continuing a cycle of abuse that many it find difficult to break away. I understand it takes a great deal of courage to do this and that is why I dedicate myself to offering my clients the support they need to protect themselves.
To locate the information for a Family Violence Shelter near you, please go to http://www.aardvarc.org/dv/states/fldv.shtml. You will find a list of shelters, domestic violence help lines, and programs.
If you’re seeking legal advice or representation regarding domestic violence, contact me today to schedule an appointment.