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Largo Domestic Violence

Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence can affect people mentally, emotionally, and physically and can severely impair a person’s ability to live a full and healthy life. Florida law states that domestic violence is violent or aggressive behavior resulting in the injury of a family or household member by another family or household member. Whether you have been party to domestic violence or had been charged with this type of crime, it is crucial that you seek legal advice from an experienced Largo family lawyer about your rights and options.

Filing for an Injunction of Protection

An injunction of protection, often called a restraining order or protection order, is a court order that prevents abusers from contacting or visiting victims and their children. Emerson Law, P.A. can help you navigate the process of filing and receiving an injunction of protection to ensure the continued safety and well-being of you and your family.

Victims of domestic violence in Largo, FL have the right to seek temporary injunctions to protect themselves if they feel their abusers are able to carry out the threat of harm against them.

An injunction of protection can include some or all of the following:

  • Prohibit the abuser from contacting the victim by phone, e-mail, social media, physical contact or any other form of contact;
  • Force the abuser to move out of a residence shared by the victim;
  • Order the abuser to remain no less than 100 yards from the victim, the victim’s place of residence and the victim’s place of employment;
  • Order the abuser to attend counseling with a trained professional;
  • Prohibit the abuser from purchasing firearms; and
  • Give the victim temporary sole custody of a child while dealing with these issues.

Not All Domestic Violence Scars are Physical

It is important to realize that domestic violence is not limited to physical violence. Domestic violence can include threats, stalking, personal property damage, harming family pets, excessive harassment, threats to family members, threats to kidnap your children and emotional abuse. If you feel threatened, we offer a comfortable atmosphere in which to talk about your concerns and keep everything strictly confidential. Emerson Law, P.A. seeks to help protect your rights and safety.

Confidential Consultation from an Experienced Family Lawyer

If you are the victim of domestic abuse or you fear possible domestic violence, contact Emerson Law, P.A. to discuss your concerns in a confidential consultation with one of our Largo experienced family lawyers specializing in domestic violence and domestic abuse. We can help you understand the options available to you.

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