OBTAINING RESTRAINING ORDERS IN CLEARWATER
Protection for Domestic Violence Victims
When you enter into any type of relationship or marriage, you hope that you will be treated with kindness and consideration and that the union will last. However, disagreements are almost inevitable and in some situations, disagreements can turn into threats of violence or get even uglier. If you have been the victim of domestic violence or believe there is an imminent danger of domestic violence, you may apply for an injunction for protection. Our Clearwater family law attorneys at Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto, P.A. can assist you in filing for a restraining order.
Domestic violence can occur in a number of different ways, including:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual assault
- Mental/verbal abuse
- Threats of abuse
Seek Safety from Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is common in relationships where one person asks for a divorce or tells the other party that they are thinking about leaving. You deserve to seek safety away from the individual who has harmed you. A restraining order is intended to protect an individual and their children, if there are any, from falling victim to any type of domestic violence.
Our Clearwater lawyers have 35 years of combined experience in the field of family law, helping victims of domestic violence seek restraining orders. We serve clients throughout Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey and Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties.
What Does a Restraining Order Do?
The person who applies for a restraining order is referred to as the petitioner, while the person accused or named is the respondent. If your restraining order is granted, the respondent will not be able to come near you or your family or have any contact with you. Meanwhile, we can assist you to find medical care, leave your home safely and locate a place to stay, and care for the children involved.