We Are Ready To Protect Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Florida law defines domestic violence as any act of abuse or a threat of abuse committed against a person with whom the perpetrator has a familial relationship. Domestic violence can include physical attack, sexual assault, psychological intimidation, withholding money or emotional abuse.

Victims of domestic assault can and should take legal steps to protect themselves. Barry P. Burnette, PA, in Tavares is ready to help. Charges of domestic violence may be addressed in both civil and criminal court.

We work with clients throughout Lake County and all surrounding counties in Central Florida. Your call will result in immediate action on our part.

The Most Important Step Is To Take Action

If you are a victim of domestic abuse or feel threatened, the first concern is to ensure your safety and the safety of your children. It is wise to find alternative housing with someone your abuser does not know or stay in a hotel or shelter.

We will help you petition the court for a restraining order, which requires the person you are accusing of abuse to remain a certain distance away from you. A temporary restraining order can be issued without a hearing and last for 15 days. A permanent restraining order requires evidence that domestic violence occurred.

Your Case Will Be Handled With Care And Confidentiality

If you are a victim of domestic violence, we are prepared to act immediately on your behalf. We provide compassionate legal guidance in a completely confidential environment. Call 352-508-6735 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. A lawyer will answer your questions, explain your options in terms you will understand, and recommend an effective course of action.