Domestic Violence Allegations and Divorce

Whether you have been accused of domestic abuse or are the victim of violence in the home, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights. Domestic violence cases are extremely complex, often turning on the statements and testimony of the parties involved. You want a lawyer who has successfully helped others in similar situations.

Orders For Protection And Restraining Orders

At Schipani and Norman, P.A. in Sarasota, Florida, we represent men and women throughout southwest Florida who are involved in domestic violence proceedings. We understand how serious these types of charges can be and focus our efforts on helping you resolve domestic violence issues in ways that best protect your children and your family.

We know that these types of cases can be highly emotional and work to find solutions that minimize your stress and anxiety. To schedule a consultation, call us at 941-549-8981.

Our Domestic Violence Representation In Sarasota

We will represent either side in a domestic violence matter, whether you are seeking a restraining or protective order or have been accused of spousal/domestic abuse. We also handle cases involving violence in dating relationships.

If you have been the victim of domestic violence, or you are reasonably in fear of being a victim of domestic violence, we can help you get a court order preventing your spouse or partner from coming near you or contacting you.

In situations where the threat is imminent and serious, including fear of physical harm or fear for your life, we can file a motion for an injunction the same day, and the motion may be heard without the other party present. The court may:

  • Reject the request upon a finding that there is insufficient evidence
  • Reject the request but order a hearing within 14 days
  • Grant the injunction and order a hearing within 14 days

If the court issues a protective order against you, you will lose contact with your children until the order is rescinded. If you are a police officer or own any weapons, you will have those weapons taken away. You will be prohibited from having any direct or indirect contact with the victim, including by phone, email or regular mail. If you violate any of the terms of the protective order, you may face criminal charges that can have lasting consequences.

Contact Schipani and Norman, P.A.

For a consultation, contact us online or call us at 941-549-8981 to schedule an appointment. We are available to meet with clients between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend meetings are also available upon request. Our office is conveniently located near the courthouse in downtown Sarasota.