Jacksonville Domestic Violence Attorney
Get Protection from Domestic Abuse
If you have been the victim of abuse, or falsely accused of domestic violence, you need a Jacksonville divorce lawyer to represent you. At the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A., we have the skill, experience, and dedication to fight for your protection and your rights.
Tempers often flare among divorcing couples, and therefore, domestic violence is not uncommon in divorce cases. Unfortunately, it is also not uncommon for one spouse to falsely accuse the other of domestic violence.
Our lawyers have 90+ years of collective experience, and we have helped many clients obtain favorable resolutions in divorce and family law matters. Our founding attorney has a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating and is rated Superb on Avvo.
We have built a reputation for professional excellence based on legal skill and upon our dedication to pursuing the best possible outcome for those we represent.
Need help seeking an order of protection?
Domestic violence is not limited to married or divorcing couples. It can come from a parent, a child, a former spouse, or someone with whom you have or once had an intimate relationship. If someone in your family or someone you have been intimately involved with is exhibiting dangerous or abusive behavior, contact our firm immediately.
When a person feels threatened, harassed or in physical danger from another individual, they can petition the court for an Injunction for Protection or Order of Protection. From there, a judge will immediately review the case, and in most situations will issue a temporary injunction for protection or a restraining order.
Then, a hearing will be held a few weeks later to determine if the temporary order will become permanent. A Jacksonville family law attorney can appear with you at the hearing to answer questions regarding the petition and help ensure a permanent order is approved. An Injunction for Protection or Order of Protection will prevent the person named in the order from having any further contact with the petitioner. This includes:
- Written communication
- Electronic communication
- Verbal communication
Domestic violence cases can often result in an injunction for protection or Order of Protection to prevent spousal abuse such as:
- Pulling hair
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Threats of violence
How Domestic Violence Could Affect Your Divorce
If you were arrested in a domestic violence matter, the court probably served you with a restraining order prohibiting any contact with the alleged victim. Do not violate the order! Bear in mind that enforcement is not at the discretion of the victim. If you were falsely accused of domestic violence, our divorce lawyer can assist you. Unfortunately, false accusations of this nature are sometimes made in an attempt to gain an advantage in a divorce or custody battle. Our firm has defended a number of clients in this situation.
Contact our firm for an aggressive legal advocate in domestic violence situations.