Call me now: Whether or not  you are not ready to end the relationship, a temporary restraining order can help protect you while you think about things.  If you considering a divorce and you have children then we need to discuss the issue of time-sharing.  I want to help you.  So, set a time to meet with me and we can discuss your options.

I challenge you to ask yourself, “How many times are too many?”

You may not realize that you are in an abusive relationship.  It is easy to forgive someone who you love, especially when they apologize.  However, hitting is not allowed; name calling and insults are not allowed.  If you are afraid that your spouse will follow through with the threat to take your children and leave you homeless then you should talk to me now.  Do not be afraid to ask for help.

Protect your Children

Domestic violence can leave emotional scars and trauma on you and your children.

If you fail to protect your children then you may lose them.

You could also be faced with an investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services, which could result in the removal of your children from your home.  If you and your loved ones are subject to the abuse from  someone in your home then you need to get the abuser out of the home.  A Winter Springs divorce lawyer can help you get an order from the Court to protect you and your children.

How will a Restraining Order help you?

If you are in a relationship with the person or the person is a relative then you can get an Order protecting you from domestic violence.   A Temporary Restraining Order can help safeguard you and your family from further violence by:

  • Forcing the abuser to move out of your house;
  • Prohibiting the abuser from coming within a certain distance of your house, workplace, and children’s schools; and
  • Forbidding the abuser from contacting you and your children in any way.

If the abuser violates the Temporary Restraining Order then he or she can face jail time and other legal consequences.

John M. Iriye is serving as an attorney in Central Florida, including Orange County and Seminole County.

I have practiced law since 1996.  However, my experience representing victims of domestic violence began earlier.  While in law school, I represented victims of domestic violence in Court as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Mississippi, School of Law.