Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors that adults use to maintain power and control over their intimate partners, or former partners. People who abuse their partners use a variety of tactics to coerce, intimidate, threaten or frighten their victims. Coercive control is a term often used to describe how an abuser purposely diminishes their partner’s freedoms as a way to strengthen their authority by withholding resources and taking away the victim’s rights and liberties, either quickly or over an extended period of time. Abuse often occurs: physical violence, sexual violence, emotional abuse, economic abuse, isolation, pet abuse, threats relating to children common to the parties, and a variety of other behaviors intended to intimidate or create fear in the victim.
Under Florida Law, Domestic Violence is defined as, “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.”
Attorney Mayer represents both Petitioners and Respondents in Domestic Violence Injunctions, Stalking Injunctions, and Injunctions Against Repeat Violence. She is hear to provide assistance to victims of abuse and to also protect those wrongfully accused of abuse.