Domestic violence is a serious issue. If you have been a victim of domestic violence and need medical attention, please do not hesitate to seek medical assistance. Once that is done and the immediate threat has dissipated, your next step should be to call our offices. We have over 20 years of experience handling domestic violence cases in Lauderhill and the South Florida area.
There are two sides of every coin when it comes to domestic abuse. We represent both sides: domestic violence victims and those who have been accused of being abusive. In both instances, we believe that it is absolutely imperative that people know and understand their legal rights.
If You’ve Been Abused
The first step for a victim of domestic abuse should be to get an injunction. This will separate the victim from the abuser, and are available to anyone who may be involved in a relationship that has been violent or threatens to become violent. We have amassed a library of resources to help abuse victims work through the cycle.
Injunctions can be filed for many reasons:
Remember that it is ultimately based on the threat of violence. We can help protect your home if you leave an abuser. There are many actions that we can take to protect you including:
Attorney Stephanie Morrow is both an advisor and an attorney. She counsels, knowing that the emotional issues involved with domestic violence run deep. The knowledge that you have about your rights can ultimately be the key to getting you free of the situation.
The restraining order which can be filed is taken care of in the family law arena, not the civil arena. Only when the order has been violated can criminal charges be filed. If you feel that divorce is ultimately the best choice in your situation, we are fully capable of helping you through that process.
Because of the dramatic consequences that domestic violence has, there are people who have made false allegations of abuse in relationships. We have a large catalog of resources at our disposal to be able to completely investigate the situation. In the case of false accusation, we take all necessary steps to dissuade the court from issuing a permanent restraining order.
We understand the necessity of getting permanent restraining orders, and we also understand the consequences of having one placed against you. If your case touches on other areas, like immigration, your case becomes even more complicated.
We want to make sure that you are aware of all of the legal tools, rights, and responsibilities afforded to you under the law regarding domestic violence. Attorney Morrow is bilingual in English and Spanish, because she believes that communication between attorney and client is essential. If you are in Lauderhill or anywhere in the surrounding Miami-Dade area, contact us for a private consultation. We will be able to assess your case and help you understand your rights. Call us at 754-300-5900 or toll free at 888-757-0901.