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Can I protect children with a domestic violence injunction?

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Yes, Florida law does permit a domestic violence injunction to include minor children. Therefore, the injunction can prevent the aggressor from contacting the adult victim and minor children.

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How do I prevent a domestic violence injunction?

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If you have been accused of domestic violence, you should contact an attorney for assistance. Failure to provide sufficient evidence in defense will typically result in the injunction being granted.

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Do we have to be married for a domestic violence injunction in Florida?

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No, you do not have to be married for a domestic violence injunction in Florida. If you reside together or share children, you may be eligible to receive an injunction for protection against domestic violence.

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What is domestic violence in Florida?

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Under Florida law, domestic violence is any assault, battery, stalking, false imprisonment, or criminal offense that results in the physical injury or death of a member of the family or household.

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Does there need to be violence for a domestic violence injunction?

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Violence is not necessary. A person may obtain an injunction for protection against domestic violence if they are a victim of domestic violence or if they have reasonable cause to believe they are in imminent danger of domestic violence.

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What is a Domestic Violence Injunction?

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The injunction is a court order restricting the abuser from having contact with the victim. If the parties live together, the injunction can require the abuser to immediately leave the home.

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Can I file for divorce with a domestic violence injunction?

By Florida Law Advisers, P.A. |

Yes, Florida law does not prevent you from also filing a divorce case. Most likely, the injunction and divorce will be assigned different case numbers, but they can proceed simultaneously.

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