What is a Restraining Order?
A restraining order, also called an injunction for protection against violence, is meant to protect a person from future violence or stop other abusive acts immediately. If you are in need of an injunction, you must first file a petition with the Court. KOLEILAT & MILLER can assist you in this process. A temporary injunction may be entered for up to 15 days. The Court will hold a full trial to determine if the injunction should become permanent. If you need assistance with filing for an injunction, or if you have had an injunction entered against you, a Daytona Beach family law attorney can assist you in determining the best course of action. If you have other cases pending, such as a divorce or paternity action, it is important to discuss this with an experienced family law attorney as an injunction may have adverse consequences as it relates to your other cases. The experienced attorneys at KOLEILAT & MILLER can help you in your time of need.
The court has a wide range of options when issuing an injunction. Some of the potential sanctions include, but are not limited to:
- No contact with the person requesting the injunction;
- Not to go near certain places; including the residence, place of employment, school etc. of the person requesting the injunction;
- Award exclusive use and possession of the home;
- Award of temporary custody of children;
- Award temporary child support;
- Award temporary alimony;
- Requirements for random alcohol or drug testing or evaluation;
- Requirements for a mental health evaluation or counseling;
- Surrender of firearms or ammunition;
- Adverse consequences with employment.
How the Attorneys at KOLEILAT & MILLER Can Help:
If you feel you need protection and wish for an injunction OR are threatened with having an injunction issued against you, it is imperative that you call and schedule a consultation right away!
The trial attorneys at KOLEILAT & MILLER are prepared to act immediately on your behalf. Florida Law requires a full hearing within 15 days after the issuance of a temporary injunction. You need a qualified and experienced trial attorney on your side.
When a petition for an injunction is filed, it goes immediately before the judge who determines whether or not a temporary injunction will be issued. After which a hearing will be held within 15 days to determine if the injunction should become permanent.