Miami Domestic Violence Attorney
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Domestic violence is sometimes an issue in divorce cases. You may have suffered abuse at the hands of your spouse, or you may have been falsely accused of such abuse. Either way, it is a matter that can seriously impact your safety and your legal rights. At Beatriz Zyne, P.A., we are well-versed in domestic violence law and all of its ramifications, especially pertaining to custody rights and parenting plans. Our firm can provide the guidance you need to protect yourself and your children from further incidents of abuse. Alternately, if you were falsely accused of domestic violence, our domestic attorney in South Miami can defend you.
Domestic Violence in Florida
Violence or abuse of any family or household member can lead to both family law and criminal law consequences for the abuser. Victims can include spouses, ex-spouses, dating partners, former dating partners, co-parents of children who are not married, those who cohabit or formerly cohabited, and their family relatives.
Abuse can be:
- Physical, verbal, mental, or emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse or assault
- Child abuse
- Property damage
- Child endangerment
If you have been abused or have been threatened with abuse from your partner, you can seek an order of protection — commonly known as a restraining order — from a family law court. These orders prohibit the abuser from contacting you in any way or from going within a specified distance of your home, work, or other places that you commonly visit. We are here to ensure your safety and the safety of your children.
How Serious is a Domestic Violence Charge?
A domestic violence charge is a serious matter as the consequences of conviction can be severe. If someone is charged with domestic violence, this could have a significant impact on that person’s permitted conduct, and it will impact parental rights in regards to custody and visitation.
Defending against Criminal Charges
If you have been falsely accused of abuse as part of a divorce or child custody case, you will need competent help to ensure that your legal rights are fully defended and your best interests pursued. Attorney Beatriz Zyne can strongly advocate on your behalf throughout any court proceedings.