Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

A Board Certified Family Lawyer serving Tampa, FL since 1996

A Law Firm Advocating For Domestic Violence Victims

Florida statutes define domestic violence as any of the following actions taken against a family or household member by another household member:

  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Battery
  • Aggravated battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Stalking
  • Aggravated stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • False imprisonment
  • Any criminal action resulting physical injury or death

Florida statutes consider that household members are:

  • Former spouses
  • People related by blood or marriage
  • People formerly living together as a family
  • Spouses
  • People presently living together as a family
  • Parents of a child in common regardless of marriage

Victims Of Domestic Violence

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. A Tampa lawyer can obtain a restraining order, which is a legal injunction that prevents the abuser from contacting you at work or at home or from being within a certain distance of your location. It can also prohibit communication through email or texting. Domestic violence is often an issue during divorce proceedings. Proving domestic violence may affect the court’s decision regarding child custody and visitation.

Domestic violence can tear apart families and is a heart-wrenching issue. Our firm will work diligently to protect your rights while also offering you compassionate legal counsel.

If you are facing a decision on divorce and need trusted legal advice, please contact us today to arrange an appointment with our Tampa domestic violence lawyer.