Many people who are in an abusive marriage do not believe that there is a way out. Taking the first step toward freedom from domestic violence is not always an easy one. Therefore, Florida law provides for restraining orders and orders for protection, which are often one of the first legal steps you can take to protect yourself, and possibly your children, from your abuser.
Most Florida residents know that a domestic violence restraining order requires the other party to stay away from and stop hurting you and/or your children. What many people might not realize is that they can provide for other relief as well. For example, the other party could be required to vacate the family home and pay temporary child and/or spousal support. The order could also give the victim temporary custody of the children.