DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWYER - PENSACOLA, FL
If you have been a victim of domestic violence, you can protect your safety by securing an injunction with the help of a domestic violence lawyer. Injunctions are orders by a court that require an individual to do something or refrain from doing something.
An injunction (also known as an order of protection) issued by the state of Florida, will prohibit the abusive party from contacting you in any way. Here at MGM Law, P.A., our compassionate team specializes in helping clients in and around the Pensacola area find protection through a domestic violence attorney. Contact us today to learn more about your options.
Getting an Order of Protection in Florida
If you are experiencing intimate partner abuse or domestic violence, obtaining an injunction can force the abuser to leave your family home and cease all contact with you.
An injunction also prohibits the abuser from calling, texting, or emailing you, and being within a specified distance of your person, and will result in criminal charges or jail time if the abuser violates the terms of the injunction. If you have fears about your safety, the team at MGM Law, P.A. can help you file a temporary or permanent injunction with a court in Escambia or Santa Rosa county.
Obtaining a Temporary Injunction
The state of Florida issues temporary injunctions on an emergency basis. You will not be required to testify to receive one. You must, however, provide admissible evidence that demonstrates that you face immediate and present danger.
This evidence can take the form of text messages, emails, hospital reports, and anything else that will help demonstrate your reasonable fear of violence. Once issued, a temporary injunction may require the abuser to leave the home, abstain from contacting you and your children, and pay temporary child support.
If a judge grants the temporary order, it will be enforceable for 15 days. If you want to avoid dismissal and extend the injunction, you will need to present additional evidence of your abuse at a hearing on your petition for protection against domestic violence.
Obtaining an Injunction
If you’re hiring a domestic violence lawyer to secure a permanent injunction, your abuser will be required to appear in court and oppose the injunction. Here at MGM Law, P.A., our team will work with you to ensure you bring your most compelling evidence to the hearing on your petition for protection against domestic violence. Our team knows how serious these situations can be, and your safety is our top priority. If you need an immediate injunction, contact us today.
Filing an injunction demands immediate attention. To speak with our domestic violence attorney and learn what steps you must take to obtain an injunction, contact at our Pensacola office at 850-450-1755.