Experienced Tampa Family Lawyer Handles Domestic Violence Issues
An instance of domestic violence can permanently change the lives of everyone involved, including the parties’ children. Whether you’ve been victimized by domestic violence or you have been accused of abusive conduct, experiences legal counsel helps you assert your rights effectively. At the Law Offices of Patricia Palma, P.A., we are here to help and guide you during this difficult time.
According to Florida Statute 741.28, “Domestic violence means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.” In Domestic Violence Court, if an Injunction for Protection is granted, the court can rule on some if the following issues within the order or protection, as follows:
- Exclusive Use and Possession of the Marital Home – The trial court can determine who remains in the marital home with the children.
- Child Support – The trial court can determine the amount of the child support to be awarded.
- Alimony – The trial court can rule on whether a spouse is entitled to support and how much the support amount will be.
- Parenting Plan – Generally, if an injunction is entered, the trial court will find that the children are to remain in the care and custody of the Petitioner. However, there are exceptions to this general rule and time-sharing is often determined on a case by case basis.
Florida attorney advises victims and accused individuals
If you have a simultaneous dissolution proceeding pending in family court, you may want to consult an attorney about consolidating your family law case with the domestic violence case as both cases will likely involve the same or substantially same facts and questions of law.
Whether your situation involves assault, battery, stalking or domestic violence, you need an attorney with experience you can rely on. With more than 19 years of experience, our firm is able to offer the comprehensive guidance you deserve.
Contact a Gulf Coast lawyer to schedule a meeting regarding a domestic violence case
The Law Offices of Patricia Palma, P.A. represents Florida clients in legal actions relating to domestic violence allegations and other family law matters. Please call 813-693-5158 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Tampa office.