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Domestic violence takes many forms, according to the Florida Legislature. If you or a loved one have been assaulted, kidnapped, stalked or sexually assaulted by someone in your family, it is crucial to address what took place and prevent these types of violence from occurring again in the future. At Fried and Fried, P.A., our law firm understands how physically and emotionally devastating domestic violence can be for families in Lee County, and across the state of Florida.

When it comes to dealing with domestic violence, you should understand how final injunctions and temporary injunctions differ. Both the abuser and victim have the ability to present their case in court with a final injunction. When judges decide to grant final injunctions, they may force the individual responsible for the abuse to avoid contact with family members, provide financial assistance or move out of the house. Some final injunctions are in place for a specified amount of time, while others last for an unstated length of time.

However, you can also pursue a temporary injunction to stop the abuser if you are afraid that a family member is facing a looming risk, or if you are facing an immediate threat. Additionally, you should remember that neither the victim nor the abuser need to appear in court for a judge to issue a temporary injunction. It is important to remember that temporary injunctions are only in place for a 15-day period.

Feel free to visit our domestic violence page for additional information on final injunctions, temporary injunctions and other related matters.