Family lawyer, family attorney, family law firm, criminal lawyer, Sarasota County, Bradenton, Desoto, Pinellas, Manatee County, Florida.

1800 2nd Street, Suite 882, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Phone: 941-227-4945 | Hours: Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

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Regrettably, some relationships deteriorate into allegations of violence; our office is prepared to investigate and aggressively further your interests in a civil injunction.

It is very important to be properly represented at domestic violence injunctions as accusations or judgments can have a significant impact on your divorce, child custody or paternity case. Whether the threats are verbal or emotional, family law judges take these actions very seriously. The initial results of a domestic violence injunction case can cause a significant disturbance to families because of “no contact” provisions in injunctions, exclusive use of a home, even potentially delay final dispositions in divorce, child custody or paternity law matters, among others.

 While there is no doubt domestic violence is not only a serious societal issue today, more often than not domestic violence allegations are true. Many times, however, the victim/accuser of a domestic violence accusation is not the victim at all. Often the victim has made a false allegation to gain leverage in a paternity or divorce proceeding. Our office gets to the bottom of all domestic violence accusations to ensure neither party gets the benefit in divorce, paternity or child custody cases without the accusation being true.


Our office understands the stress and anxiety our clients feel when they have questions on whether they need a civil domestic violence injunction against a significant other or if there is the threat of a domestic violence injunction being placed against them. Our attorneys act immediately to ensure you are informed of your rights and are easily accessible to provide the personalized service you deserve through this stressful period of your life.

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Unfortunately, there are times where one party will abuse the law and use it to their advantage, even though there has been no instance of domestic violence. This often occurs when one party wants to gain...

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Don't wait to get protection from abuse! Call our office at (941) 227-4945 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with the attorney today.

A domestic violence injunction can typically only be requested and issued against a person who has lived with you as a "family." An injunction, sometimes called a "Restraining Order," directs a person not to have contact...

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