Domestic Violence Injunctions are governed by Florida Statute 741.30 and involve some of the toughest issues in all of family law.
Some of these injunctions deal with issues involving minor children and can therefore affect individuals rights with regard to custody/time-sharing, support and child support.
Call the office today if you are involved in a Domestic Violence Injunction in the Tampa Bay area.
Repeat, Sexual and Dating Violence Injunctions are governed by Florida Statute 784.046 and are also important and the preparation for these hearings are no less complicated or important than Domestic Violence Injunctions. These injunction hearings and temporary injunctions need to be taken seriously and if you are a petitioner or respondent in any of these cases you should speak with an attorney immediately.
Stalking injunctions are a newer form of an injunction proceeding and the Firm has experience in this area of the law. How to get a stalking injunction in Florida. These cases somewhat different than the other forms of injunctions as they are governed by Criminal Statute 784.0485. The burden is different than a domestic violence injunction and therefore it is imperative to speak to an attorney skilled in injunction hearings about these injunctions. What is Stalking? Read HERE for more info.
The Office treats these matters as EMERGENCIES as when a potential client calls with these issues, their hearing is normally only 1-2 weeks away. As we focus on family law and are accustomed to these emergency situations, if William S. Foley’s trial calendar is able to be accommodated, we can even represent a client when their return hearing is the next day, or only a couple of days away.
Retaining William S. Foley the day before your injunction hearing should only be done in extreme circumstances (i.e., the Court set a short time frame for a return hearing, or you were served very close to the hearing) as the preparation necessary for these hearings is no less than any other major trial that may impact your livelihood or safety. Additionally, it may be necessary to subpoena witnesses, police officers, police reports, or obtain evidence prior to the hearing and it can take time to do these things. For example, deputies will require a 5 day advanced notice to subpoena them to a hearing in Hillsborough County.
There are no guarantees in family law, but experience has shown that you if you do not take these hearings seriously and think you can just retain a lawyer after the final hearing to “fix” things you will be seriously dismayed at the hurdles and sometimes roadblocks in trying to remedy an injunction that either should have been entered but was not, or an injunction that you fought by yourself and lost, and now you have to deal with the repercussions for a very long time.
Please call today if you have any questions or want a lawyer at your side. We have represented clients in Injunction hearings in Tampa, Plant City, Dade City, New Port Richey, Bartow, Bradenton, Spring Hill, and St Petersburg. Please call us no matter where you are at on the gulf coast as we may be able to help you during this trying time.
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