Domestic Violence Attorney
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence is the “willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/other other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.” Many believe that domestic violence only includes physical abuse, but in reality includes:
- Sexual violence
- Psychological violence/manipulation
- Emotional abuse
Domestic violence can occur to any individual, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and more.
Fort Lauderdale Domestic Violence Attorney
Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., is an experienced, passionate family lawyer whose number one priority is each client. Frances will fight for your best interests and will be aggressive to get you the justice you deserve. He understands that individuals in domestic violence situations are often too scared to come forward—mainly out of fear of what the abuser will do—and applauds those who courageously seek help. Getting out of a domestic violence situation is the first step. Frances will help you from there, explaining complex State of Florida laws in easy to understand terms.
A family law attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., proudly serves clients throughout Florida, including:
- Pembroke Pines
- North Miami and North Miami Beach
Contact Gustavo Frances, an experienced domestic violence attorney, to help you get started with your new life.
Filing for Domestic Violence Injunctions
The 2016 Florida Statute for domestic violence (Title XLIII Domestic Relations; Chapter 741) states that individuals who are the victim of domestic violence or believe they are in imminent danger of becoming the victim of a domestic violence act has “standing in the circuit court to file a sworn petition for an injunction for protection against domestic violence.” Individuals may include spouses (current or former), housemates (current or present), and those related through family ties or marriage.
Defense Against Domestic Violence
There are also individuals who have been wrongfully accused of committing acts of domestic violence; Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. serves these clients as well, being aggressive when necessary to get them the justice they deserve. He will listen objectively to your case and determine if, under the statutes of Florida law, you committed a form of domestic violence.
Depending on the facts of your case, he can ask that false domestic violence charges be sealed or expunged or identify mitigating factors, such as self-defense, and defend based on these facts. Attentive to your case and your needs, we will work tirelessly to ensure that you are not wrongfully accused.
Free Domestic Violence Consultations
Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. offers free confidential consultations for domestic violence clients, since he knows that many do not have access to financial accounts or other financial resources. An experienced family attorney, Frances will be attentive to your case and needs. Contact his law office today toll-free at 1-800-860-6565 or complete the online form to see how he can help you.
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