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Broward County Restraining Orders

Sometimes a marriage or relationship deteriorates so badly that one person may fear for their safety from the other. A restraining order can lessen that fear by preventing one person from having contact with the other. It is an injunction that says the respondent must keep a certain distance from the petitioner (person who files for the order) and not have any contact whatsoever.

You can get a temporary restraining order without a hearing and without providing notice to the other party. The temporary order will last until a hearing where both parties are present before the judge. For further help or questions about restraining orders, contact Sackrin & Tolchinsky, P.A. An attorney experienced in restraining orders can speak to you free of charge.

Injunction for Protection against Domestic Violence

The legal term for restraining orders in Florida is an Injunction for Protection against Domestic Violence. There is no charge to obtain one and sadly, many instances of domestic violence could have been prevented if the victim knew how to obtain one. Although an attorney is not required to help you get a restraining order, an experienced restraining order lawyer ensures that the process will move along quickly.

Although commonly associated with marriages and romantic relationships, restraining orders extend to other types of domestic relationships. You can file for a restraining order against any of the following:

  • A current spouse
  • An ex-spouse
  • Any person related to you by blood or marriage
  • A person who lived with you in the past
  • The other parent of your child even if you were never married to them or never lived with them

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It is best to provide as much information as possible to your restraining order attorney. Be prepared with known addresses and phone numbers of your abuser. Although it may make you a little uncomfortable, providing complete details about your relationship, instances of past abuse and why you feel threatened are crucial in applying for restraining orders. The more detail you can provide, the better.

Once the court grants the restraining order, the respondent cannot contact you by any means, not even by e-mail or through a third party. You can always speak to an attorney experienced in restraining orders free of charge by contacting us.


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