Dating Violence Injunction Attorneys

Dating violence injunctions are relatively rare when compared to domestic violence injunctions and repeat violence injunctions. One of the biggest reasons for this is that those who fall in the category of “dating violence” often qualify for a domestic violence injunction.

Florida Injunction Lawyers

Dating violence is defined as “violence between individuals who have or have had a continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.” In determining whether someone is in such a relationship, the court looks at the following factors:

  1. A dating relationship must have existed within the past 6 months;
  2. The nature of the relationship must have been characterized by the expectation of affection or sexual involvement between the parties; and
  3. The frequency and type of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship must have included that the persons have been involved over time and on a continuous basis during the course of the relationship.

On the other hand, if you have a child in common, if you are married or were ever married, if you are related by blood or marriage and ever lived together or if you are currently living together, you qualify for a domestic violence injunction. As can be seen, the domestic violence injunction subsumes a large portion of those cases that would otherwise qualify as a dating violence injunction.  

While not common, sometimes a dating violence injunction is appropriate. As attorneys, we most often see dating violence injunction between college students, who are likely to be dating, but not living together and not having any children in common. While this type of injunction does not sounds as serious as other, we have seen numerous cases of stalking, battery and harassment, even between college students, that easily necessitate the entry of such an injunction.

Whether pursing a dating violence injunction or defending against an injunction, an experienced attorney can help. Contact one of our family law attorneys to talk about your case today. As injunctions move very quickly, don’t delay if an injunction has already been filed.