Domestic Violence Help From A Former Prosecutor
Many people in the Miami area and throughout the state of Florida are affected by domestic violence. If you need protection from an abusive partner, lawyer Russell Spatz, of the Spatz Law Firm, PL, has the experience to protect your rights and guide you through the process. He is a former division chief in the office of the Miami-Dade State Attorney.
Helping You Seek Orders Of Protection
Being victimized by a violent partner or spouse is something no one should have to go through. Family law attorney Russell Spatz understands how difficult it may be to seek help, but he is prepared to guide you through the process of obtaining an order of protection for domestic abuse, so you and your children can feel safe again. He can also help you seek a divorce from an abusive spouse.
What Does An Order Of Protection Do?
Sometimes called a restraining order, an order of protection prevents an abusive partner or spouse from doing several things, including:
- Staying in the family home or apartment
- Contacting the victim(s) in person, by phone, through email or on social media
- Having custody of minor children
- Stalking the victim(s) at work or in public
You can seek an order of protection from a current or former spouse, a relative by blood or marriage, a domestic partner, a boyfriend or girlfriend, or someone you live or have lived with.
How Long Does An Order Of Protection Last?
If you or your children are in immediate danger, you can file for a temporary restraining order that lasts up to 15 days (called an ex parte temporary order). Credible claims are usually granted within 24 hours. You may then apply for a general protective order, which lasts up to a year and can be renewed.
Attorney Spatz can help you with both of these processes, advocating for your rights and safety throughout the process. He will take decisive and compassionate action to ensure you and your children stay out of harm’s way.