Domestic violence refers to acts of violent or abusive acts committed by one family or household individual to another. This can come in the forms of both child and spousal abuse as well. Domestic violence is not only a physical act, it can occur if the person is showing controlling or threatening forms of behavior. Knowing your rights and how to seek an injunction against domestic violence order is very important as often times such situations require immediate legal intervention. And just filing a petition does not automatically put the injunction in place. A judge still must review the injunction and, if the allegations are properly pled, the this injunction will only become temporary until a hearing can be held to determine if the injunction should be made permanent. Time is off the essence in these situations and thus seeking legal counsel immediately can assure that the process moves quickly, efficiently, and successfully.