Domestic Violence FAQ

Frequently Asked Domestic Violence Questions

  • Q:What Is Domestic Violence?

    A:Domestic violence refers to the way that one family member will treat another in order to dominate, subjugate or punish the other person in order to 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.

  • Q:What Is A Domestic Violence Injunction?

    A:Also known as a restraining order or an order of protection, a domestic violence injunction is a court order in the state of Florida demanding that a person discontinue any threats, harm, harassment or other abuse against another person or people. This type of court order can be permanent or it can be on a temporary basis, depending on the circumstances of your case.

  • Q:Can I Get A Restraining Order Without An Attorney?

    A:You absolutely can go about getting a restraining order (also called order of protection or domestic violence injunction) 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 Tampa restraining order lawyer can help you through the process in an expedient manner.

  • Q:How Do I Know If I Am Being Abused?

    A:This is a very important question to ask yourself, because many people suffer through years of abuse before realizing that the type of situation that they are in is unnecessary and uncalled for. If your spouse or family member is constantly belittling you, humiliating you or otherwise intimidating 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 Tampa domestic violence attorney as soon as possible in order to determine the best course of action.

  • Q:My Child Is Being Abused and I Want To Get A Restraining Order. What Should I Do?

    A: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 a qualified Tampa restraining order attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer can take you through the process swiftly and successfully to help get your child out of the abusive situation as soon as possible.

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