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.
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.
Attorney Eric Matheny handles situations involving domestic violence and restraining orders in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County. If you have had a restraining order put on you by your spouse and believe it to be unjustified, contact our Miami-Dade County defense attorney to discuss your legal options in fighting this order. There are specific legal remedies that our experienced attorney can utilize to defend your rights to your home and your children.
Contact our highly experienced South Florida defense attorney to assist you in fighting your restraining order. We will provide you with personal and caring representation to guide you through this difficult time. Attempting to handle this without adequate legal representation can cost you dearly in the long run. With our dedication and aggressive legal counsel, you can rest assured that you will receive the strong defense you deserve.
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