Miami-Dade County Restraining Order Attorney
What Is a Restraining Order?
Restraining orders, also known as protective orders in Florida, are court orders barring someone from having any contact with the person named on the order, or from visiting a certain location. Restraining orders in Florida are easy to obtain, by merely filing a form in court and advising a judge that there is abuse occurring, the restraining order is normally granted to protect from possible harm to the person.
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A restraining order is normally granted due to any of the following:
- Threats of physical violence
- Domestic abuse
These orders can also be misused by vengeful spouses to prevent a spouse from seeing their children or remaining in the home, or when a pending divorce is occurring.
A restraining order is a civil action that will clearly state what type of contact, if any, will be permitted between the person who made the alleged threats or violence against another person. Unfortunately, it has many dire consequences for the person barred from contact, including no access to your home or visitation with your children, possible consequences of being used against you in a divorce procedure, and a potential criminal record that can damage your reputation in future housing and employment situations.
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