You will have a court hearing in about three weeks so the judge can decide if the orders will continue for up to five years. The Court will keep the original for the court file and give you five certified copies.If you need more copies you can make them yourself.Visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s website for information on sealing or expunging a case or record.To view older records or conduct more in-depth searches, please contact the Clerk’s Research Department at (772) 462-6930.If you don't have an address in this County but have an address in another County, submit the forms anyway so the Judge can approve free service by the Sheriff, even in the other county.
There are now over 15,000 articles and links to news items and articles available here. For copyright reasons, we can only use a short extract from the article before linking you to the full article.If you need to file a parentage action (if you have children with the other party but were never married to them) review the parentage pages on this website.Take your completed forms to the Court Specialist at the Family Court. id=496&state_code=FL&lang=en#content-7784Even if you have not been physically battered, you can still qualify for an injunction if the judge believes you are in immediate danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence.The judge will make the decision based only on the information in your petition** so it is important to take the time to carefully fill out the petition. An injunction for protection against domestic violence is a civil order that provides protection from abuse by a family or household member. § 741.30(1)(a)This section defines domestic violence for the purposes of getting an injunction for protection against domestic violence. When deciding this, the judge will look at the following factors: * The history between you and the respondent, including threats, harassment, stalking, and physical abuse; * If the respondent has attempted to harm you or family members or individuals closely associated with you; * If the respondent has threatened to conceal, kidnap, or harm your child; * If the respondent has intentionally injured or killed a family pet; * If the respondent has used, or has threatened to use, any weapons such as guns or knives against you; * If the respondent has physically restrained you from leaving the home or calling law enforcement; * If the respondent has a criminal history involving violence or the threat of violence; * If there was a prior order of protection issued against the respondent; * If the respondent has destroyed personal property of yours (e.g., telephone, clothing, or other items belonging to you); * Whether the respondent has behaved in any other way that leads you to reasonably believe that you are in immediate danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence.* * Fla. Temporary (ex parte) Injunctions The temporary or ex parte injunction is a court order designed to provide you and your family members with immediate protection from the abuser.