Tampa Domestic Violence Attorney
Led by a Board Certified Family Law Specialist
Violence and abuse occurring in the home is an unfortunate reality across the country. Anyone who suffers from any type of domestic abuse is a victim of reprehensible behavior. The sad truth is that many instances of domestic violence go unreported. Any type of domestic incident involving child abuse or spousal abuse is intolerable, and we are firm believers that no one should have to live with any type of abuse.
At Givens Law Group, our Tampa domestic violence lawyers have decades of combined experience. We have the legal knowledge that you need to help you obtain a restraining order against a family member if they are exhibiting dangerous and abusive behavior. Restraining orders, or domestic violence injunctions as they are called in the state of Florida, can be obtained with the help of an attorney and the Florida courts.
We feel very strongly about our duty to uphold the rights of families and children throughout the state of Florida. Call (813) 328-6159 for your free consultation.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence refers to the way that one family member will treat another in order to dominate, subjugate or punish the other person and keep the abusive person in power over the victim. The abuser can use many different tactics, such as embarrassment, humiliation, fear, intimidation, economic constraints and various types of abuse such as physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse and psychological abuse.
Domestic violence can be between any of the following:
- Romantic partners
How Do I Know If I am Being Abused?
This is a very important question to ask, because many people suffer through years of abuse before realizing that the type of situation they are in is abusive. If your spouse or family member belittles you, humiliates you, or otherwise intimidates you in private or in front of other family members, that can qualify as abuse.
If you live in a state of fear or intimidation because of the actions of your partner, you should speak with a domestic violence attorney as soon as possible to determine the best course of action.
Can I Get a Restraining Order Without an Attorney?
You absolutely can go about getting a restraining order without the help of a lawyer. However, in most cases it is extremely important to get the abusive family member away from his or her victims as soon as possible. If you are unfamiliar with the Florida legal system, precious time could be added to the whole process. A skilled lawyer from the Givens Law Group can help you through the process in an expedient manner.
My Child Is Being Abused. What Should I Do?
You need to act fast if your child is being abused in any way. You can obtain a restraining order (also called an order of protection or domestic violence injunction) on your own, but when expediency is vital, you need to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer at our firm can take you through the process swiftly and successfully to help get your child out of the abusive situation as soon as possible.
What If an Elderly Family Member Is Being Abused?
Domestic violence does not only refer to spouses and children. In fact, some of the most vulnerable victims of domestic abuse are elderly loved ones. Due to the vulnerability of their position and their lack of ability to protect themselves, the elderly can often fall prey to abusive behavior.
This can be in the form of physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, and even financial abuse.
Regardless of the type of abuse, if you suspect that your loved one has become prey to this type of abuse, we encourage you to contact our legal team as soon as possible. We know how daunting these cases can be, and we are firmly dedicated to ensuring our clients receive the high-quality assistance they need.
Trust Givens Law Group with Your Case
There are laws in place to protect victims of every type of abuse, because abuse is not only traumatic, unjust, and painful, it is also illegal. One of our Tampa domestic violence attorneys can help you through this difficult situation. We know the best and fastest ways to investigate abuse in order to help you and your family get an order of protection against the offending family member.
As a more intimate law firm, we dedicate ourselves to serving our clients. You will always be able to speak with the attorney you are working with throughout your involvement with our team, and we are committed to providing you with excellent service. We believe that formulating a strong relationship with our clients will help us give you the strongest possible legal assistance.
We are here to help you. Every lawyer at our law firm is fully dedicated to assisting you and your family so that you may achieve the most beneficial outcome possible. Our attorneys have been awarded countless times for our work in all areas of family law. We feel very strongly about protecting victims of domestic violence in Florida.
Contact our Tampa domestic violence attorneys at the Givens Law Group today. Call (813) 328-6159.
Our family of attorneys is dedicated to our clients and believe they should all be supported like family.
We believe that all family law issues should be resolved in a fair and timely manner.
Our firm uses our decades of experience to provide your family with the knowledge and expertise that you deserve.