Domestic Violence and Injunctions
If you are a victim of any act of domestic violence or have reasonable cause to believe that you are in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, we can help you ask the court for a protective order prohibiting domestic violence. Domestic violence includes assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any other criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death to petitioner by any of petitioner’s family or household members.
Judges consider a multitude of factors when determining whether an Injunction is appropriate. Some of those factors are:
- The history between the parties, including threats, harassment, stalking, and physical abuse.
- Whether the respondent has attempted to harm the petitioner or family members or individuals closely associated with the petitioner.
- Whether the respondent has threatened to conceal, kidnap, or Harm the petitioner’s child or children.
- Whether the respondent has intentionally injured or killed a family pet.
- Whether the respondent has used, or has threatened to use, against the petitioner any weapons such as guns or knives.
- Whether the respondent has physically restrained the petitioner from leaving the home or calling law enforcement.
- Whether the respondent has a criminal history involving violence or the threat of violence.
- The existence of a verifiable order of protection issued previously or from another jurisdiction.
- Whether the respondent has destroyed personal property, including, but not limited to, telephones or other communications equipment, clothing, or other items belonging to the petitioner.
- Whether the respondent engaged in any other behavior or conduct that leads the petitioner to have reasonable cause to believe that he or she is in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence.
If you are afraid for you or your child’s safety, do not hesitate to call 911 or your local police immediately.
From representing you as your divorce lawyer to assisting you with child custody issues, the attorneys of Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group are here to aggressively pursue your legal rights during the entire process. If you are even thinking about making a life-changing decision regarding your domestic situation, please consult with a family law attorney. At Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group, you can sit down with a lawyer and discuss your family law situation during a FREE initial consultation. Please call us at (727) 848-OVER.