Domestic Violence Attorney | Winter Park
What is Domestic Violence?
According to Florida statute 741.28, domestic violence is defined as “any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member,” The following are considered acts of domestic violence:
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Aggravated Stalking
- False imprisonment
Domestic violence is more than simply a man beating up his wife or girlfriend. domestic violence occurs when any family or household member commits a violent act against another household or family member. Family or household members include:
- Former spouses
- Those who are related by blood or marriage
- Those who are currently residing together as a family or those who have resided as a family in the past
- Parents of a common child, regardless of current or past marriage
In order to qualify as a family or household member, the parties must currently be or have been in the past, residing in the same home. This excludes two people who have a child together.
I think I am in an abusive relationship. What should I do?
Elder Abuse is a Type of Domestic Violence
The majority of elder abuse is caused by family members. Elder abuse consists of emotional, physical, sexual, or financial abuse. It can severely impact the health and well-being of an older adult. Our Winter Park domestic violence attorneys take pride in protecting our senior citizen clients. We urge you to reach out to a lawyer if you or a loved one has experienced abuse.
Domestic Violence Effects Divorce
To combat domestic violence, the first step is to get away from the abuser. Next, you need to get a restraining order. What if you are going through a divorce? The domestic violence record of the other party will greatly impact the divorce in a variety of ways. It will impact asset division to child support and custody.
Aubrey Law Represents Those Wrongfully Accused of Domestic Violence
Spouses have been known to create false allegations of domestic abuse, even though this is uncommon. The purpose is to gain child custody or to deny a parent his or her visitation rights. If you are facing false allegations, it is crucial to seek legal guidance at once. Be completely honest with your attorney from the start.
Contact Aubrey Law Today for Help
Domestic violence is a serious crime that affects millions of households across the country. Intimate partner crime accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). Domestic abuse is also one of the most, if not the most, under-reported crime as well. If you or a family member have been the victim of domestic abuse, you need professional legal help. At Aubrey Law, our Winter Park domestic violence attorneys provide the legal support to make sure that the abuser is stopped once and for all. We urge you to call or email us today for help.
Struggling with child custody or a divorce? Not sure how to plan for you or a loved one’s elder care? If you are seeking legal representation contact Aubrey Law, Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Our attorneys handle every legal representation from family law to elder law. Call us at (407) 647-7887 or send us a send us a message. Visit Aubrey Law’s Office. Aubrey Law serves Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland, Orlando, Oviedo, Winter Garden, Winter Park and Winter Springs and surrounding areas.