Domestic Abuse & Orders for Protection Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

What should I do if my partner or spouse is violent?

Fort Lauderdale, FL family law attorney Sheena Benjamin-Wise explains what someone should do it their partner or spouse is violent.

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in a situation where
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a person finds that their partner or
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spouse becomes
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violent the very first thing you need to
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do is to determine whether or not you
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are
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safe and if you are unsafe
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you need to contact the local
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authorities immediately
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so that you can establish that safety
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and once that occurs then you make the
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decision
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as to what steps you need to make to
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ensure that safety
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there are proceedings in place
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options that the person has available to
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them to ensure that they are safe so
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that they can
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make decisions for their own family
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at this point and whether or not they
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need to protect themselves
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and protect the children or other people
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that are part of the family
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you

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