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Florida injunction cannot be broader than necessary to protect the injured party

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Florida Domestic Violence

In a tale about two warring neighbors, an issue arose in a Florida appellate case after a trial court granted an injunction restraining one of the neighbors from coming within 500 feet of the other neighbor. The problem, of course, was that this order restricted the neighbor from living in his own house since it was within the 500-foot parameter laid out by the court’s order.

Standard for dissolving an injunction against domestic violence

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Florida Domestic Violence

An injunction or stay away order is valid for as long as a court order indicates. In some instances, the injunction can be indefinite which means the person ordered to stay away from a victim must do so forever or until an order is entered stating otherwise. A person against whom an injunction is entered carries around a record which can affect his or her chances for employment, among other inconveniences. An injunction can be set aside under certain circumstances.

Obtaining a Florida domestic violence injunction against stalking

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Domestic Violence

An injunction or restraining order is one tool the law provides to those seeking protection from domestic violence. Stalking is one act of violence that can be the basis for seeking protection. As one appellate case illustrates, the standard for obtaining an injunction against stalking is clear under Florida law.