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How the Coronavirus Quarantine Creates a Spike in Domestic Violence Cases

By Steve W. Marsee |

Schools close and businesses shut down across the U.S. to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As millions of Americans – both adults and children – must work and study from home, experts are concerned about a spike in domestic violence cases across the country. As of March 22, the coronavirus pandemic killed… Read More »

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The Effect of Domestic Violence on Divorce in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Each year, there are more than 100,000 reported crimes of domestic violence in Orlando and other parts of Florida. Many of these cases may ultimately provide a reason for divorce. How does domestic violence affect a Florida divorce? Not long ago, cases involving physical abuse and domestic violence were considered “grounds” for a divorce… Read More »

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Trying to Fix an Abusive Marriage? Here’s What to Know

By Steve W. Marsee |

You cannot fix an abusive marriage. If you are facing domestic violence in your home, the healthiest course of action for you and your children is nearly always divorce. Although it is possible for an abusive individual to change the thought patterns and behaviors that drive him or her to abuse a partner, it… Read More »

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Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders in Florida (Frequently Asked Questions)

By Steve W. Marsee |

Domestic violence is an extremely serious (and unfortunately common) problem all around the world. To fight back against this problem in Florida, victims are able to access certain legal tools. Indeed, in the state, domestic violence can be justifiable grounds to seek a particular type of restraining order that is called a domestic violence… Read More »

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Obtaining a Domestic Violence Injunction in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Unfortunately, domestic violence is a reality in some relationships. If you are going through a violent situation, you are not in this by yourself. Please seek help. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that more than 100,000 domestic violence cases are reported within the state of Florida each year. Laws in this state… Read More »

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Divorce Results in Man Living in the Yard of his Million Dollar Home

By Steve W. Marsee |

An elderly Florida man has been forced to camp out in the yard of his waterfront home after a dispute with his wife, according to a recent Tampa Bay Sarasota Channel 10 news report. Sharafat Khan, who is 69 years old, has supposedly not been living inside his upscale home but on its front… Read More »

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New Bill Proposes Exception for In-State Residency Requirement for Divorces

By Steve W. Marsee |

Last month, a new bill seeking to carve out an exception to Florida’s residency rule for individuals seeking divorce came at an appropriate time, as Domestic Violence Awareness Month was in October. In his proposal, Representative Halsey Beshears (R-Monticello) directly addressed the state’s residency requirement as a prerequisite for filing a divorce. Domestic violence… Read More »

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Domestic Violence and Child Custody

By Steve W. Marsee |

Judges in family court understand the effect that domestic violence can have on a child, and as a result they are often hesitant to give custody to a parent or guardian that has a history of abusive behavior. Research has shown that the biggest risk factor for family violence to pass from one generation… Read More »

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How to Get a Restraining Order During Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Getting a divorce is always a difficult process, but if you are doing so because you are the victim of domestic violence the process can also be wrought with fear. In Florida, victims can get a restraining order from their spouse for the duration of the divorce proceedings to protect them and any children… Read More »

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