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    Allegations of Domestic Violence are a serious issue that needs to be taken serious.  Far too many times, do we see people file for a Domestic Violence Injunction also called a Restraining Order in Orlando and surrounding areas without an attorney. Whether you are the person who filed for the Injunction or you are the one that is defending one we have seen time after time people attempt to handle these very serious situations on their own. We recommend everyone in these situations hire a Domestic Violence Injunction/Restraining Order Orlando Attorney.

    A Domestic Violence Injunction hearing should be looked at like a mini trial in the sense that you have to present evidence, take testimony and put on your case.  If you decide to represent yourself in these cases you are going to be held to the same standard as an attorney when it comes to these items.   Domestic Violence Injunction hearings can address other items as well that are related to the parties and their families such as time sharing, possession of the home, and support.  In addition, if an Injunction is entered and you are found to have violated that Injunction it can lead to criminal charges.  As you can see, these cases are very serious and should be taken serious.

    There are five types of restraining orders that differ based on the nature of the threat and the victim’s relationship to the abuser.  You would file for one at Clerk of the Court and there is never a filing fee for doing so.

    Domestic Violence
    You may file a Domestic Violence restraining order if there has been an incident of violence and the respondent is your spouse, former spouse, related to you by blood or marriage, living with you or has lived with you in the past, or is the other parent of your children, whether you have been married or lived together.

    Repeat Violence
    You may file a Repeat Violence restraining order if two or more incidents of violence have been committed against you or a member of your immediate family by another person. At least one of those acts of violence must have occurred within the last six months of filing a petition.

    Sexual Violence
    You may file a Sexual Violence restraining order if there has been an incident of violence wherein a sexual act is committed or attempted. In order to be granted a restraining order, you must have reported the sexual violence to law enforcement and be cooperating in any resulting criminal proceeding.

    Dating Violence
    You may file a Dating Violence restraining order if there has been an incident of violence between individuals who have had a continuing relationship of a romantic and intimate nature. The relationship must have existed within the past six months.

    Stalking Violence
    You may file a Stalking Violence restraining order if someone purposely follows or harasses you repeatedly over a period of time.

    The information on the five types of Injunctions/Restraining Orders was obtained from and can be found online at https://myorangeclerk.com/Divisions/Family/Restraining-Orders.

    Let the Orlando Domestic Violence Injunction attorneys of Anderson and Ferrin, Attorneys at Law, PA  help you today.  We offer free consultations and are here to help.  Call us at 407-412-7041 or look us up online http://www.vandersonlaw.com

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