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Who Should Consider Getting a Restraining Order?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Mar 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

A restraining order is a mandated civil court order that establishes legal ramifications on an individual if they are caught purposefully trying to get into contact with someone they have previously hurt. A court will not issue a restraining order for the simple reasons that someone does not want to see another person, there has to be a significant reasoning for it such as harm and violence. What most people don't realize with a restraining order, Florida residents might not know that a restraining order is not right for everyone, and it will not fix all the problems you are having with another individual.

Is There a Requirement for a Restraining Order?

The legal system makes it possible so that not just anyone can get a restraining order on someone else if they feel like it. IN order to file for a restraining order, Florida residents need to be at least eighteen years of age or an emancipated minor, unless a situation arises otherwise. For example, if a person is underage and is having a baby, and they happen to experience domestic violence from their partner or the baby's other parent, they can still qualify to fire a restraining order.

What is Domestic Violence?

When people think of domestic violence, they often think of a physical altercation between two individuals who are in a relationship, but domestic violence is actually much more than that. For example, many criminal acts such as trespassing, can be taken as domestic violence for getting a restraining order. Florida residents should be aware that physical violence from an assault is not the only qualification that individuals could use in court to justify them wanting a restraining order. Harassment is also another common reason why many individuals feel the need to file for a restraining order on someone else.

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

About the Author

Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...


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