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Archive for the ‘Domestic Violence’ Category

Florida Often Lets Domestic Violence Abusers Keep Guns
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Once someone is accused and charged with domestic violence, they may face consequences like jail time, losing custody of their children, and any restrictions attached to the victim taking a restraining order out against them – including not being able to possess firearms. These penalties are harsh, but they have been put in place to protect victims from repeat offenders.
 
In Florida, though, these rules aren’t always enforced –… Read More [+]


How Does Domestic Violence Impact Divorce in Florida?
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It’s not easy to go through with a divorce, but in some cases, a divorce is necessary for the safety of yourself and your children. As a victim of domestic violence, divorce may literally save your life.
 
Divorce can take months, and usually relies on cooperation from both spouses. If your spouse is not cooperating – or worse, threatening you throughout the process – how will this violence impact… Read More [+]


6 Steps to Escaping a Violent Relationship in Florida
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No relationship is easy. Every couple goes through struggles, and can be overwhelmed by passion. Everyone who has been in a relationship has said and done things that they wish they could take back.
 
There is a difference, however, between the normal ups and downs of a relationship and a relationship stained by violence. If you find yourself in a violent relationship, and are looking for ways to leave,… Read More [+]


How to Defend Against Florida Domestic Violence Charges
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Getting charged with domestic violence is a threat your freedom, your reputation, and your relationship with your family. If your charges come about as you are going through divorce proceedings – or precipitate a divorce – they can lead to even more dire consequences because they will follow you through every step of the process, from the initial petition to the rulings that the judge may make concerning child custody,… Read More [+]


3 Family Legal Matters Impacted by Domestic Violence
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and as October is winding down, we want to talk about an issue that affects all areas of family life and family law: domestic violence.
 
Domestic violence takes the lives of thousands of women each year – a majority of whom were trying to leave (or had already left) their relationship. Worse, 92% of domestic violence cases in Central Florida are dropped by… Read More [+]