Attorney for Domestic Violence in Broward and Miami-Dade County

Cabanas Law Firm protects domestic violence victims as well as those facing false accusations.
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What is Domestic Violence?

Protecting Families Against Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a horrific crime, impacting victims and their families. If you are in immediate danger, call 911 for assistance. Once the immediate threat is controlled, our compassionate domestic violence attorneys can protect you further by helping you obtain a restraining order against the abusive partner.

We can also take steps to protect your legal rights and reputation if you were falsely accused of domestic violence. Unfortunately, this can occur during a contentious divorce, with the other partner raising accusations to get the upper hand in the proceedings. If found guilty, you face serious consequences, including losing parenting time with your children, so you need to take steps to defend yourself against the charges.

With compassion and decades of combined legal experience, our firm is positioned to help people on both sides of these cases. Reach out today to discuss this matter with our team.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence refers to acts or threats of violence against a family or household member. Some examples include:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated battery
  • Sexual battery
  • Aggravated sexual battery
  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • False imprisonment

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Why Choose Cabanas Law Firm?

  • Fully Bilingual – Our attorneys and staff are fluent in English and Spanish, so you don’t have to worry about the details getting lost in translation.
  • Over Six Decades of Combined ExperienceSergio Cabanas, Esq. was admitted into the Florida Bar Association in 1991 and founded the firm in 2006. The firm’s attorneys have more than six decades of combined experience in family law.
  • Clients Are the Priority – Our Broward and Miami-Dade County family law & divorce attorneys make each client a priority. We respond to all communications within 24 hours and provide concierge-level client services to busy professionals.
  • Certified Mediators – As certified mediators, our attorneys can help clients resolve divorce and family law issues with as little contention as possible.
  • Three Office Locations– Cabanas Law Firm has three offices in South Florida. You can meet with an attorney at our Pembroke Pines, Weston, or Sunny Isles Beach office.

Obtaining A Domestic Violence Injunction

If you have been the victim of domestic violence or have reasonable cause to believe that you are in imminent danger, you can file a petition for an injunction. In most cases, the judge will grant a temporary injunction and send the order to a law firm to serve the individual. At that point, it will be against the law for the person to contact you in any way or form.

The court will schedule a hearing within 15 days to determine if a final injunction is warranted. A domestic violence attorney can attend the hearing with you to present evidence to the court. If the judge grants the final injunction, it might have an expiration date, although restraining orders can be permanent.

These orders often have stipulations that go beyond restricting contact. For example, the judge can alter the parenting plan to give you 100 percent time-sharing and rights and order the other party to pay temporary child or spousal support, if applicable. The judge can also add additional restrictions if he or she sees fit. Judges have a great deal of flexibility when issuing restraining orders, and your domestic violence attorney can present evidence to help you get the protection you need.

What Should You Do If Served With An Injunction?

If someone takes out a domestic violence restraining order against you based on a fraudulent accusation, your first thought might be to contact the individual. However, this can lead to a first-degree misdemeanor charge. Instead, contact a domestic violence attorney from our firm to go over your legal options. We can investigate the incident, look for exculpatory evidence, and represent you at the final hearing. This is a very serious situation, so do not delay when seeking legal counsel.

Domestic Violence And A Divorce

Domestic violence charges can impact family law cases, including divorce proceedings. The judge can consider the charges when determining spousal support, child custody arrangements, and the division of property. If you are dealing with a domestic violence situation and a divorce, it is important to speak to an attorney. Your attorney will evaluate your situation and explain the impact domestic violence might have on your divorce.

Can The Abuser Contact You Through A Third Party?

If you receive a final injunction, the abuser cannot contact you through a third party. For instance, the abuser cannot have his or her mother call or text you to deliver a message. This is a violation of the restraining order, and you can report it. If you need help enforcing a restraining order, reach out to a domestic violence attorney at our firm.

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1. Highly Responsive – We strive for rapid return calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back.

2. We Take Complex and Difficult Cases – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what’s necessary, even in challenging situations.

3. Experienced – Our attorneys have had years of experience in handling divorces for doctors, business owners, and executives, and we are 100% dedicated to divorce and family law.

4. Honesty and Transparency – You’ve made an important decision in your life. We respect you for that. Our approach focuses on efficiency and speed to resolve cases as quickly as we can to get your life back to normal sooner.

5. Caring & Compassionate (Truly) – We have a personal connection to divorce and family law matters. We know what it takes, even in extraordinarily difficult situations.

6. Personalized Attention – We understand and respect that every client’s needs are unique. We treat all of our clients with the attention they deserve.

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Sergio Cabanas, Esq.

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Laura Grossman, Esq.

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Allison Coates, Esq.

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