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How Does a Domestic Battery Charge Affect Child Custody?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In Florida, while domestic battery involves familial issues, domestic violence is a criminal law matter and is prosecuted by the State. If you are in the middle of a divorce with shared children and are seeking primary or joint custody, a domestic violence charge or conviction can severely hamper custody arrangements. Ultimately, a family… Read More »

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Florida Senate Bill 1082:Update to Domestic Violence Injunctions

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Senate Bill 1082 is an important update to domestic violence protection orders. The bill allows the petitioner to retain possession of the family pet(s) while a final protective order is pending. If you or a loved one are seeking a protective order against a spouse or intimate partner and are concerned about the welfare… Read More »

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How Do Victims Affect Domestic Violence Battery Charges In Florida?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Under Florida law, domestic battery/domestic violence battery is defined as striking or touching, or causing bodily injury to, a family member or household member, and carries with it a number of severe penalties, including serving up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine, and a number of additional penalties, such as participating in… Read More »

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The Link Between Domestic Violence and Murder

By William Wallshein P.A. |

The Washington Post recently ran a story on domestic violence/family violence offenses and the fact that half of all women killed in the past decade were killed by a former intimate partner; a third of which were known to be a potential threat ahead of any attacks. According to the Post’s investigation, in a… Read More »

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