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Restraining Orders

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Are You Looking To File For A Restraining Order?

When you or a family member has been the victim of inappropriate or abusive behavior in the home, it is very important that you understand your rights in the situation. If you or a loved one is being treated in a manner that provokes fear, embarrassment, hurt, or other upsetting emotional or physical state, you need to do something to get that abusive family member away from the family. In Florida, there are laws protecting victims of abuse.

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At Givens Givens Sparks, our team of Tampa domestic violence attorneys has more than 135 collective years of experience to utilize on your behalf. We will work with you to get all of the necessary documents and evidence in order and help you throughout the legal process in order to secure the outcome you and your family needs. Contact us today to learn more about what steps you need to take.

How Abuse Can Affect a Family

You don’t have to live in a situation where a family member is terrorizing you. Even if you are not physically injured in any way – even if the person never even touches you – you can still suffer from abuse. You might be suffering from abuse if your family member treats you or your children in a manner that:

  • Creates an environment of fear
  • Intimidates you
  • Threatens you
  • Pressures you

It is important to protect yourself from personalities and behaviors that engender abusive and fearful situations. Especially if children are involved, it is in your best interest to speak with a Tampa domestic violence injunction attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options.

How Can A Restraining Order Protect Me?

You have legal rights, and if you want to remove the family member from your presence, you can go to court to obtain a restraining order. A restraining order (also called order of protection or domestic violence injunction), is a legal order that is issued by the state court of Florida in order to halt the abusive behavior that one person is inflicting upon another. If broken, it can lead to a number of legal consequences:

  • It could affect their immigration status if they’re in the process of applying for a green card or visa;
  • It could prevent them from owning or purchasing a firearm;
  • It could prevent them from contacting their children;
  • It could require them to move to a different home;
  • It could result in additional restrictions placed on the locations they visit and activities they take part in.

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Hire The Right Lawyer Today

Our Tampa domestic violence lawyers at Givens Givens Sparks understand that this can be a very difficult decision to make, and we are here to support you throughout the process. We will stand by you and aggressively uphold your rights no matter what the difficulty or stress on your case. Our highest concern is that you and your family members are safe and cared for, and we will do everything we can to secure that outcome. Call us at (813) 518-7941 to speak with a member of our firm today or fill out our online form to get started with a case evaluation.

Case Results

  • Family Law Case - Child Custody

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which a child was nearly removed from her mother’s custody and given to the child’s alleged father, although the father had not yet established paternity. Candela filed a written response on behalf of her client (the mother) alleging fraud by the father and had the pick-up order set aside before custody was transferred to the father. The practical result was to allow the mother and child stay in their home state (not Florida) pending the resolution of the case. The Court agreed and granted Candela’s client custody.

  • Family Law Case - Child Custody

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which her client filed a Petition to Establish Paternity, and the mother was served. After being served, the mother fled the state with the child. Candela filed an Emergency Motion for the immediate return of the child, and at that hearing, which was granted on an emergency basis, the mother was forced to turn the child over to the father, giving the father sole custody of the child pending the ultimate resolution of the case.

  • Family Law Case - Relocation

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which her client (the father) accused his child’s mother of relocating the child out of state without the consent of the child’s father. Candela was able to obtain a court order to return the child to the state of Florida and to remain in her client’s care while establishing permanent custody and timesharing plans. After Candela’s successful litigation of the case, the Court ruled that the mother’s Petition for Relocation was denied, and that the child shall live primarily with Candela’s client in Florida, with summer and school break schedules allotted to the mother.

  • Family Law Case - Timesharing Violation

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which her client was accused of violating a timesharing schedule agreed upon by both parental parties at the time the couple was divorced. The client’s child’s mother claimed that Candela’s client did not return the child for holiday timesharing at both Christmas and Easter. Candela had sent formal correspondence to the child’s mother regarding the dispute over the interpretation of the timesharing schedule, and when she did not agree, the father kept the child. The Court agreed with Candela’s interpretation of the timesharing schedule and found that her client was not in contempt for either holiday.

  • Family Law Case - Unilateral Medical-Related Decisions

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which she filed a Motion for Contempt on behalf of her client against the mother of his child for making unilateral medical-related decisions for the minor child without his knowledge. The Court agreed that the mother was in violation of the final judgment of their dissolution of marriage and held her in indirect civil contempt. The Court also ordered that the treatment in question cease immediately and that the mother be solely responsible for any and all costs related to that treatment. Furthermore, the Court ordered that the mother was not to make any unilateral decisions in the future and was to notify the father of any future appointments so that he could be present either over the phone or in person.

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  • "Rob, I wanted to say thank you for all your efforts in getting this agreement settled."

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At Givens Givens Sparks, your family is our family. As such, we promise to fight for each client and voraciously protect their best interests. Facing a family law issue? Get in touch with us to learn how we can help!

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