The city of Dunedin is located in Pinellas County, Florida, its named derived from the Scottish Gaelic “Dun Eideann”, another name for Edinburgh. This seaport community is a favorite destination for its beaches such as the Honeymoon Island, Dunedin Causeway, and Caladesi Island State Park.
Dunedin is a growing city of 37,000 residents and it is one of the oldest towns on the west coast of Florida. It is also the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team and home to Calledesi State Park. Dunedin is located in northern Pinellas County along with Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs and East Lake. Within Dunedin and its neighbors are shopping malls, art galleries, outdoor recreation like golf and hiking and the Gulf of Mexico and all it brings to us.
Dunedin occupies a total area of 28.2 square miles, of which 10.4 square miles are land. It has an estimated population of 35,444 people, 54.7% of whom are female and the median age is 51.3 years, older than the Florida median age. There were 17,258 households and among its residents, 49.1% were married while 16.9% were divorced.
Florida Law Against Domestic Violence
Conflict can arise in relationships where quarrels among spouses and among family members at home can escalate into physical violence. In some cases, the aggressive behavior can be serious and already constitute grounds for obtaining civil remedies against domestic violence.
Under the 2014 Florida statutes, particularly section 741.28, certain acts of violence such as that are committed by a family or household member against another family or household member may be considered as domestic violence:
- Sexual assault
The list of crimes constituting domestic violence is not exclusive as it includes any other criminal offense causing physical injury or death.
A key element of domestic violence is the relationship of the parties. The petitioner and the respondent must be related by blood or by marriage or if not related, then they must be living in the same household for the case to take on the nature of a domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Legal Remedy
If you are a victim of domestic violence or you believe that you are in imminent danger of being a victim, you may ask the court to issue a protective order against your attacker through a petition for injunction.
Depending on the weight of your allegations, the court may issue a temporary restraining order even without a hearing, after considering factors such as the history of abuse, threats made, attempts at harming the petitioner, and violence against family members or pets of the petitioner. A permanent injunction may be issued after hearing both parties in court.
In Dunedin, Florida, The Law Firm for Family Law founded by Gary Williams has many years of experience in domestic violence cases, providing immediate assistance and peace of mind to victims and their families.
In Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs and throughout Pinellas and Pasco Counties our divorce expert Gary E. Williams has the for experience in all types of divorce cases including, family law cases with complex custody issues or complex financial issues. We also handle other family law matters such as relocation, the modification of Final Judgment and prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements. Call us today ~ 727-531-8737 to schedule a consultation with our expert.
Directions to Our Clearwater Family Law Attorneys from Dunedin, FL
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Dunedin, FL 34697
Total Est. Time: 17 mins
Total Est. Distance: 8.9 mi
- Head south on County Rd 1 toward Ohio Ave
- Turn left onto Main St
- Turn right onto Frontage Rd
- Take the ramp on the left onto US-19 S
- Take the exit toward FL-590/NE Coachman Rd/Sunset Point Rd
- Merge onto Frontage Rd
- Slight left toward Frontage Rd
- Slight left onto Frontage Rd
- Turn right onto McCormick Dr
- Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
2629 McCormick Drive #Suite 101
Clearwater, FL 33759