Being a victim of violence is never pleasant, but it is even worse when the abuser is also your spouse. Many victims of domestic violence often fear retribution for reporting attacks against them or their children. Fortunately, the state of Florida considers domestic violence a serious issue and provides powerful legal protections that are intended to separate victims from their abusers.
An injunction for protection against domestic violence is essentially a court order that restrains one spouse from having contact with their victims. If you are currently being victimized, Florida statutes can grant you temporary custody of your children, child support and can even force your abuser to leave your marital residence. Persons named in the injunction can actually be arrested by police on the spot if they fail to comply with the order.