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A Family Law Firm Advocating For Domestic Violence Victims And Their Children

Domestic violence is a very serious matter. If you’ve fallen victim to any form of assault, don’t keep quiet. Thomas-McDonald Law Firm, P.A. is here to help. Your voice is your strongest weapon and you can use it to bring justice against the person who has hurt you.

We realize that the emotions connected with this act of violence can make it difficult for a victim to seek help and justice. However, our legal professionals urge you to pick up the phone and contact us immediately if you are suffering from violence. We truly care for our clientele and it is our goal to help you in any way we can.

What Constitutes Domestic Violence?

In Florida, domestic violence refers to violence committed against family members or other members of the household. These acts include:

  • Battery
  • Aggravated battery
  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking
  • Aggravated stalking
  • False imprisonment
  • Kidnapping
  • Or any other criminal offense which results in physical injury or death

Domestic violence cases can be a challenging matter. In order for a suit to be filed in Florida, an act or threat must be committed against a person with whom the abuser has a familial relationship. In family courts, a victim of domestic violence can petition the court for a document prohibiting the abuser from going near the victim.

Seeking A Restraining Order Against The Abuser

A restraining order is a legal document that prohibits one party from going near another party by a specific distance. Victims of domestic violence or those who fear they can be victims of domestic violence, have the right to petition the court for a restraining order against a defendant.

In family court, the judge must be fully convinced that a person has fallen victim to domestic violence or is in imminent danger of becoming a victim before they can grant a restraining order. However, temporary restraining orders, which last 15 days, are easier to obtain than a court issued restraining order.

Don’t Wait To Seek Help – Contact The Firm Today

If you’ve been a victim of domestic violence or fear for your safety, please contact Thomas-McDonald Law Firm, P.A. as soon as reasonably possible. You’ll work directly with an attorney who cares about you and your children, and one who will work tirelessly to help you free yourself – physically and legally – from your abuser. Call the firm’s office in Miami at 305-928-6999 or reach out online.