On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.
Divorce does not carry the same stigma it used to. That may be true in many places in Florida and elsewhere in the country. That does not mean that the process always goes smoothly. Cultural and religious factors can serve as tinder to create tensions in a breakup. Passions can flare and lead to cases of domestic violence.
Whether you are on the receiving end of such aggression or accused of being the source, you have rights. If you are uncertain of what the law provides by way of protection in cases of domestic violence, for the sake of your family and yourself, consulting with an experienced attorney is advised.
Every case is different and obtaining the proper restraining order for yours depends on having a clear description of your particular circumstances. For example, orders can be customized to address if you are seeking a divorce, fearful of a former dating partner or stalker, or even a relationship with anger issues. To file the right papers means properly identifying the situation. Then, you want them properly filed so they are enforceable.
If you are the target of a restraining order, especially ones related to divorce, you want to be aware of the possible long-term implications. Once an action is on record, there can be lingering effects. Even after a temporary order expires, it could be used as evidence in disputes over child custody and visitation. That record could also be used against you if ever face criminal charges.
To be confident of obtaining the full measure of protection for you and your family relationships, seek proper legal counsel.