Jacksonville Domestic Violence Lawyer
Trust Our Family Law Attorney to Take Your Safety Seriously
In 2015, Duval County residents reported more than 900,000 acts of domestic violence to law enforcement. Domestic violence can add further stress and complication to already emotional cases of divorce, child custody, and other family law issues.
At the Law Office of Stephanie Gurrola, our Jacksonville family law attorney represents the victims of domestic violence in obtaining injunctions and orders of protection and can guide them in developing a safety plan to restore their sense of peace and security. We also defend those under allegations of domestic violence who believe the claims are unfounded or brought merely to obtain an advantage in a related family law action.
Contact the Law Office of Stephanie Gurrola PLLC at (904) 674-3177 now for a free and confidential one-hour case consultation.
How Is Domestic Violence Defined?
According to Florida law, domestic violence takes place between people who have lived together or have a child together. This includes spouses, ex-spouses, co-parents, relatives, caregivers, and even roommates. Domestic violence goes beyond an argument, discipline, or normal marital spats. It is used as a means to control or intimidate the victim, and it is illegal.
An act of domestic violence may be:
- Physical assault or battery
- Sexual assault or battery
- Stalking or monitoring communication
- Isolating someone from friends or family
- Withholding medical help or assistive devices
- Controlling or restricting access to money
- Harming or abusing pets
- Kidnapping or false imprisonment
- Any criminal offense resulting in injury or death
Legal action may be possible when a person has reasonable cause to believe that he or she is in imminent danger of domestic violence and the court agrees that an immediate and present danger exists.
Don’t wait. Call us at (904) 674-3177 right away for more information about how our Jacksonville family law attorney can help you.