Helping You Protect Your Family From Domestic Abuse
No one should have to endure domestic violence, but, unfortunately, it still occurs every day. If you have survived abuse from a romantic partner, family member or another member of your household, get help by working with a legal advocate who can use the law to protect you.
At Law Offices of Theodore H. Enfield - P.A., we can help the survivors of domestic abuse navigate the ins and outs of the family court system and, sometimes, the criminal justice system. Led by a father-son team of attorneys, our staff in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale cares deeply about you and your family’s long-term well-being. We are always compassionate when listening to your situation, explaining your options and advocating for your rights.
Handling Divorces That Involve Domestic Violence
If you are considering a divorce or are going through a divorce with a violent spouse, you will need a lawyer to gather evidence of the abuse, explore your options for protection, and advocate for your and your children’s rights. Although you do not need to prove domestic abuse to get a divorce, you will need substantial proof if you want to get full custody of your children, make sure that your spouse has only supervised visitation or press criminal charges against them. Your attorney can also petition the court for a restraining order against the abuser to keep them away from you and your children.
How Do Restraining Orders Work In Florida?
One option you have is to seek an injunction for protection, also called a restraining order. A restraining order is a court order that restricts the person accused of harming you from contacting, approaching or harassing you. In some circumstances, it can also require the respondent to attend counseling or surrender their firearms.
Discuss Legal Help Today – Free Consults
You do not have to go through this challenging ordeal alone. We are ready to assist you. Reach out to us at the Law Offices of Theodore H. Enfield - P.A. to receive legal protection and guidance in this dark time. To schedule a free consultation, please call us toll-free at 1-800-ENFIELD or send us an email.