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Domestic Violence

Whether you are a victim of domestic violence or have been accused of domestic violence, the experienced attorneys at The Law Office of Knellinger, Jacobson & Associates can help you through this difficult time. Our lawyers offer thoughtful examination of all aspects of domestic violence cases.

You may be able to seek court-ordered protection if a family member or someone with whom you live has committed an act of domestic violence against you or you reasonably believe that you are in immediate danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence.

Examples of such domestic violence include:

  • Physical harm, such as when a family or household member intentionally touches you against your will, strikes you, or causes you bodily harm

  • Sexual battery/assault, such as when a family or household member has raped or otherwise violated you sexually against your will

  • Threats of physical harm or threats of sexual battery/assault made by a family or household member

  • Stalking, such as when a family or household member willfully, repeatedly, and maliciously follows, harasses, or cyber stalks you

  • False imprisonment, such as when a family or household member, by threat or physical force, imprisons/restrains you against your will

Court-ordered protection can include:

  • An order restraining your family or household member from committing any acts of domestic violence

  • An award of the temporary exclusive use and possession of your marital home

  • A temporary parenting plan which prohibits, limits, provides for supervised time-sharing with your family or household member

  • The establishment of temporary child support for your minor children

  • An order directing your family or household member to participate in intervention programs or other treatment

  • Similar protections are available to you when these offenses are committed by those other than family or members of your household

If you are a victim of domestic violence the family law attorneys, Richard Knellinger, Justin Jacobson and Kyle Benda at The Law Office of Knellinger, Jacobson & Associates can assist you with obtaining court-ordered protection to ensure the safety of you and your children. Conversely, if you have been accused of committing an act of domestic violence, you should take the accusations seriously and consider the above consequences of a court order entered against you. If you have been accused, our attorneys can also assist you in making sure that your rights are protected in domestic violence proceedings.

Domestic Violence and Divorce

We understand how difficult ending a marriage can be. When there is also an issue of domestic violence present, it can complicate things even further for both parties. Domestic violence orders can have lasting effects upon time-sharing, child support issues, and property division. Our attorneys have 40 years of experience in dealing with divorce and domestic violence and know how to appropriately address each concern. By taking the time to learn each individual’s personal needs and goals we are able to find solutions for our clients that are both reasonable and responsible.

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The Law Office of Knellinger, Jacobson & Associates provides legal advice and representation for individuals, entrepreneurs, and business owners in Gainesville, Florida, and communities throughout north central Florida, including cities such as Ocala, Starke, Palatka, Lake City, Middleburg, Trenton, Bronson, Lake Butler, Cross City, Williston, Chiefland, Alachua, Jasper, Live Oak, and Jacksonville, Florida.

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