Many people in Florida find out too late that the person they are supposed to be able to trust most in this world -- his or her spouse -- has turned on them. Domestic violence can affect every aspect of your life, and it can take some time to find the courage to do something about it. When that time comes, orders for protection can help.
Orders for protection in domestic violence cases put an abuser on notice that he or she must stay away from and stop hurting you and/or the children, if any. They do not have to stop there, however. Your spouse can be ordered to move out of the family home. In addition, you may be awarded temporary custody of your children, and your spouse may be ordered to pay child support pending further order of the court.