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Domestic incident leaves Palm County woman dead

Those who have never been a part of an abusive marriage often have trouble understanding why the victims involved in them in Lee County simply do not leave their attackers. For many, an emotional bond still exists with their spouses that compels them to stay with the hope that their violent actions will eventually cease. Others may have the desire to leave, yet fear that if they try to do so, their abusive spouses will come after them and/or their loved ones or cut them off from any financial resources that may assist them in starting a new life. Whatever the reason for staying with an abuser, those who do so may run the risk that said abuse could easily escalate into something far worse. 

Domestic violence charges and the internet

We have been over so many domestic violence matters on this blog, but there are additional areas of concern to address. You probably know how serious domestic violence charges are, especially if you are a victim of this offense or you have been accused of intimate partner violence or abusing your kids. For people on all sides of these situations, including victims, parents, and the person filing charges, stress and uncertainty is not uncommon. In the digital age, it is also important to look over some of the ways that domestic violence charges affect people online.

Alleged domestic violence results in 2 fatalities

While all Florida families experience the occasional turmoil that is unavoidable in familial relationships, it is not uncommon for disturbances to become violent and even tragic. Recognizing the signs of domestic violence and understanding how to avoid becoming a victim, are critical things to know if people are to better protect themselves and the ones they love. Unfortunately, in many cases, the warning signs are not known or recognized until it is too late and human life is put in jeopardy. 

Providing support to someone in a dangerous relationship

For Floridians who suspect their loved one is involved in a dangerous relationship, each day is met with fear and anxiety about the well-being of the suspected victim. Often, these concerned family members wonder how they can help and protect their loved one without endangering anyone else or escalating the situation. 

Divorce and allegations of domestic violence

Most married couples realize that divorce can be difficult for a plethora of reasons. Sometimes, emotions run high over the way that marital property is split between a couple, while others may be worried or upset about custody decisions, visitation rights, child support, and many other issues. However, we know that victims of domestic violence and those who have been accused of this offense may have an even harder time as they end their marriage.

Protecting children from domestic violence

On this blog, different angles concerning domestic violence have been discussed. For example, someone may find themselves falsely accused of this offense and have their lives thrown into chaos. However, some people in Lee County are subjected to domestic violence and it is pivotal for parents to protect their kids from exposure to abuse. At Fried and Fried, we are aware of the different hurdles that parents who are going through this may face.

Do immigrant domestic violence victims have legal protections?

With regard to domestic violence, it is crucial to keep in mind that each situation is unique and there are many factors that can make a case complicated. For example, some people may have children and could worry about how dealing with domestic violence could affect them. Or, someone may be subjected to domestic violence after immigrating to Florida, unsure of their legal rights and afraid to speak up. However, any occurrences of domestic violence must be addressed and victims deserve a voice.

How do you file a restraining order in Florida?

If you are a resident of Florida and a victim of stalking, you may find it necessary to file a restraining order, or take out what is known as an “injunction” on a person you believe is attempting to cause you harm.  Injunctions are legally binding documents that can prevent stalkers or abusers from coming within a set distance from you, and many people who seek them are victims of domestic or sexual violence.

What is a batterer’s intervention program?

When someone is served an injunction due to allegations of domestic violence, their life many change in various ways. For example, they may be unable to come within a certain distance of their marital partner for a set period of time or for the rest of their life. In Lee County, and regions throughout Florida, temporary and final injunctions can affect the lives of those accused of domestic violence in other ways. In some cases, they may be required to take part in a batterer’s intervention program.

How domestic violence affects the right to child custody

You are in a difficult situation. You fight to protect your child from your wife as you go through a divorce. You want to know that your child won't be in danger in the future. Domestic violence is a constant in your relationship, and it's important to you that your child doesn't see that violence while growing up. Do you have the ability to seek sole custody of your child? Can the courts restrict his mother from visiting him?

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