Abused individuals may find legal relief from their abusers if they choose to file a restraining order. Many abuse victims struggle with whether they want to file restraining orders, though, because their abusers are also their loved ones.
While filing a restraining order against a loved one may be a difficult choice, doing so may help protect you from further physical and mental harm. To learn more about filing a restraining order, contact the Fort Lauderdale restraining order lawyers of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A., at 954-580-8080.
Understanding Restraining Orders
In general, restraining orders are relatively easy to get. An individual usually does not need to show much proof that another individual is exhibiting harmful behavior toward him or her. The reason for this is that it is largely up to the individual who files for the order to enforce it.
Restraining orders place a limit on how close an individual may come to another individual. When the restrained person breaks the terms of the order, the individual who filed the order is responsible for reporting the individual to legal authorities.
Individuals who are reported may face jail time or significant fines for breaking the terms of a restraining order, which is the leverage used to help enforce the order.
For many individuals who suffer abuse from their loved ones, making the decision to file a restraining order can be very difficult. If you are thinking about filing a restraining order against a loved one, contact the Fort Lauderdale restraining order attorneys of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A., at 954-580-8080 to discuss your situation with a compassionate legal professional.