Our office is open and ready to assist you with your Family Law needs. We also offer Zoom video conferencing service for clients who prefer to meet remotely versus in person.

Has A Restraining Order Been Issued Against You?

While a restraining order is often issued temporarily, it can have a long-term effect on the receiver. Lasting evidence of a restraining order can show up in a background check and affect important family matters such as child custody and visitation. In some cases, having had a restraining order issued can be used against an individual in a criminal case.

Are you prepared to handle the consequences of a restraining order? The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., can help you fight a restraining order, ultimately protecting your future and your relationship with your family.

Contact my law office in Fort Lauderdale toll-free at 954-533-2756. I also serve clients in Miami and Palm Beach.

Understanding The Law Behind Restraining Orders In Fort Lauderdale

Injunctions for protection (a restraining order) are a court document that orders a person to stop doing certain things, such as contacting another individual, staying away from a person’s home or business, and paying temporary child support. These orders can also give certain rights, including temporary custody of children. If a person has an injunction against them and they violate it, this could lead to their arrest and prosecution for a crime (Fla. Stat. § 741.30).

Fighting Against A Restraining Order In Florida

There are cases in which a restraining order is justified and needed. But all too often, people make false accusations and abuse this legal protection — often to get an upper hand in a divorce or child custody dispute.

A restraining order may or may not stay on your permanent record. Working with an attorney on restraining order defense in Florida can help you avoid the current and long-term effects you may be facing:

  • Evidence showing up on a background check
  • Limited child custody and visitation rights
  • Evidence in a criminal case
Remember: If you make any contact with the person who issued the restraining order against you, you could be charged with a misdemeanor. Even if you are invited.

Get Help Fighting A Restraining Order. Free Consultations.

For help fighting a restraining order in Florida, call criminal defense lawyer Gustavo E. Frances toll-free at 954-533-2756 or use an online contact form. Consultations are always free and confidential in domestic violence matters.

Contact Our Office For a Flat-Fee Divorce

We do offer flat-fee divorce assistance. However, It is crucial to point out that we only offer a flat fee for divorce cases under certain circumstances. A flat fee divorce will only work for fully uncontested divorce cases. This means that both parties agree to every aspect of the separation process, and both parties sign and file for the divorce jointly.

Because of the uncertainty of a contested divorce, there is no way to properly predict how long the process may take and how much work may need to be put in on our part. A flat fee will not be possible for a contested divorce. However, we do offer reasonable rates outside of our flat fee divorces. We strongly encourage you to contact our offices today so we can determine the best steps forward for your particular situation.

Contact Me For Criminal Defense

For legal representation in any criminal matter in Florida, please reach out to me online or call me toll-free at 954-533-2756.

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