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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Although infrequent, safety concerns can become an issue in any litigation involving domestic violence. Upon the filing of a verified petition alleging that an act of family violence has occurred in the past and is likely to occur in the future, the Court is authorized to enter a temporary protective order.

The temporary protective order can provide relief appropriate to the particular circumstances, including (but not limited to) restraining the offending party from committing future acts of family violence or otherwise harassing or interfering with the petitioner, granting the petitioner exclusive use and possession of the family residence or requiring the offending party to provide alternate housing to the petitioner and children, awarding temporary custody to the petitioner, and awarding temporary financial support to the petitioner.

If the Court finds that a domestic violence petition is supported by evidence, a temporary protective order is immediately entered and a hearing scheduled (usually within 14 days) to determine whether the protective order should be extended or modified.

Sometimes, a person may even find themselves a victim of a false claim of family violence. Whether such allegation is founded or not, you should obtain legal representation, and our attorneys are seasoned in providing legal counsel, support, and assistance in this most difficult situation.

If you have additional questions about domestic violence, please contact our office at 561-819-6208 to schedule an initial consultation or go to our contact page.

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