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Can My Husband be Charged with Sexual Battery in Florida?

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In Florida, sexual battery is the official name for rape. There is a misconception that sexual battery only occurs between people who do not know each other. A spouse can be charged with sexual battery in some instances. Sexual battery is explained in Florida Statute 749.011. it is a crime to have non-consensual sexual… Read More »

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Stalking Laws in Florida

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In Florida, the act of stalking is defined as “willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly following, harassing or cyberstalking” another person. A stalker’s behavior can consist of many different things, including following someone or repeatedly contacting them through various electronic means like texts, calls, or e-mail. Stalking behaviors can include sending letters, leaving notes, or sending… Read More »

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What to Know about Obtaining a Restraining Order in Florida

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The intent of a restraining order is to assist with protecting someone from possible future violence by issuing an order that another person must stay away from and not contact the individual who filed for the restraining order. Florida offers several different types of restraining orders that relate to different kinds of violence, including… Read More »

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Cyberstalking As Domestic Violence In Florida

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Domestic violence is a serious problem in many relationships, and many spouses consider filing for divorce because they are the victims of abuse. According to a Forbes article, in one year, domestic violence call centers received 28,000 calls daily from victims of domestic violence. Unfortunately, this number is probably only a small fraction of… Read More »

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Recap of Domestic Violence Protection Orders in Florida & How They May Affect Your Divorce

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Domestic violence is a very serious issue plaguing America today. With huge names making the news for domestic violence charges (Johnny Depp and Michael Jace), our domestic violence attorneys feel that is important to recap your rights when faced with a domestic abuser. If you or a loved one is being abused at home,… Read More »

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False Allegations of Domestic Violence in Divorce

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The divorce process is hard on everyone, but every once in awhile, one spouse will make the process a lot more difficult than it needs to be. From demanding outrageous and unfair settlements, to trying to keep the kids away from the other parent, our Boca Raton divorce attorneys have seen clients through a… Read More »

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Seeking an Injunction Against Domestic Violence Could Save Your Life

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In the summer of 2008, 22-year-old and eight-month pregnant Sarah Spirit called the Bell, Florida police department and informed them that her father was abusing her, and that she was scared for her life. Her father ended up serving six months in jail on a battery charge; however, Sarah did not feel it necessary… Read More »

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Divorce and Domestic Violence: Tips for Proceeding

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Specialized organizations like the National Coalition against Domestic Violence and law enforcement are well-suited to dealing with domestic violence issues.  But in most cases, there are some general considerations of which a person in a violent situation can take account.  Here are some things to keep in mind if you are in a violent… Read More »

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Temporary Restraining Orders in Florida Domestic Violence Cases

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If you are attempting to extricate yourself from a violent situation, always prioritize your (and any involved children’s) safety.  But after taking the safety-first approach, and once you are no longer in immediate danger, the next step is to seek that which is often casually called a temporary restraining order (actually called a “petition… Read More »

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Florida Media Questions Legal System’s Ability to Vindicate Domestic Violence Victims

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Legal process and legislation surrounding the protection of domestic violence victims and the prosecution of perpetrators’ crimes have been a hot-button issue for some time. National attention to the issue has increased over the last several years as victims, advocates, and members of the criminal justice and legal community have stepped forward to argue… Read More »

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