South Florida Domestic Violence Lawyer
In Florida, domestic violence is any unwanted physical contact between two parties who are in an intimate relationship, including married and unmarried couples as well as parents and children. Victims of domestic violence in Florida have the right to seek a temporary restraining order to protect themselves if they feel the abuser has the present ability to carry out the threat of harm against them. At the Law Firm of Jerome P. Ventura, P.A., we represent people who seek temporary restraining orders as well as people who feel they have been unjustly accused of spousal or child abuse.
Accusations of domestic violence are very common in divorce. Generally speaking, the victim of domestic violence goes to court to obtain a temporary restraining order. If granted, there will be a hearing within 14 days to determine whether the order should be extended or made permanent. If there is not sufficient evidence that abuse occurred, the court may dismiss the petition.
An accusation of domestic violence is a serious charge and needs to be treated seriously. A restraining order can separate husbands and wives and parents and children. Foreign nationals who are charged with domestic violence can face deportation if they are convicted.
No amount of domestic violence should be tolerated. At the same time, an angry spouse should not be allowed to manipulate the court system in order to gain leverage in a child custody dispute or get the other party out of the house.
Pembroke Pines attorney Jerome Ventura is ready and able to help you resolve any domestic violence issue that may arise in your divorce. For an initial limited consultation at no charge, call 954.438.2828 or complete the contact form on this web site. Evening appointments are available.