Domestic violence and injunctions often accompanies divorce and other contentious family matters. It can also arise in non marital situations. Here at Jenkinson Legal we assist clients on both sides of domestic violence matters. We represent people who are victims of domestic violence as well as people accused of domestic violence. In all cases, we are vigorous advocates for their rights and their safety.
Examples of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence occurs when one person tries to control another through physical, emotional or sexual abuse, according to the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.* It can entail behaviors such as pushing, kicking, slapping, biting or punching. The definition can also include threatening or harassing the other person, forcing sex, or denying or controlling access to food or the family finances, or stalking.
These and many other behaviors are classified as domestic violence when they occur between spouses or former spouses, people in dating or live-in relationships or former relationships, people who have common children, or other people living in the same house.
How Jenkinson Legal Can Help
An attorney can help victims of domestic violence by educating them about the process of obtaining a personal protection order (PPO). A PPO gives a victim immediate relief from the abusive behavior and requires the alleged abuser to stay away from the person requesting the PPO. In cases of severe abuse, time is of the essence. Attorney AnnMarie Jenkinson is available to help her clients expedite the process of obtaining a protection order.
Protection orders can also be contested. When a married or non married couple is involved in a serious dispute, going through divorce or fighting about child custody, one person may request a PPO against the other in retaliation. This is a misuse of the process, and our lawyers are quick to help clients who are wrongly subjected to a PPO.
Orlando Injunction Attorney
A person in which is a victim of domestic violence, or has reasonable cause to believe that he or she is in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, may seek relief in the state of Florida by filing a petition for an injunction for protection against physical abuse. Such petitions may be file by family or household members, and by spouses who share a child in common. Attorney AnnMarie Jenkinson has experience in both filing petitions for protection against domestic violence on behalf of her clients, and in defending her clients against false petitions which have been filed against them. Whether you are the Petitioner or the Respondent in a domestic violence action, call us today for a free initial consultation. Time is of the essence in such matters, and hearings are often set within fourteen days of when the Petition is filed.
Contact Attorney AnnMarie Jenkinson
If domestic violence has entered your life, get help now. At Jenkinson Legal, we can explain your options, protect your rights, and help you take the appropriate legal steps toward a better future for you and your children. Contact Attorney AnnMarie Jenkinson of Jenkinson Legal at (321) 837-9547 with your Family Law questions, or to schedule a free initial consultation.
Jenkinson Legal has many satisfied clients throughout seven counties of Central Florida – Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Volusia, and Brevard. Here at the Florida Family Law office of Jenkinson Legal we have one simple objective: provide personalized, one on one attention to our clients’ legal worries so they can concentrate on life and family. Contact Jenkinson Legal today to learn more about our experience and success at (321) 837-9547. We are conveniently located in beautiful downtown Winter Park, Florida.