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June 15, 2013
Amendments to family law forms


The Florida Supreme Court recently adopted amendments to the Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Forms on its own motion. The amendments are in response to legislation relating to injunctions for protection against stalking. See ch. 2012-153, §§ 3, 4, Laws of Fla. (amending chapter 784, Florida Statutes, creating a cause of action for an injunction for protection against stalking) (effective October 1, 2012). The amendments: (1) add the term “stalking” to the titles, bodies, footers, and instructions of various forms, where appropriate; (2) add language to the instructions to form 12.980(g) regarding what information to include in a supplemental affidavit in support of a petition for injunction for protection against stalking; (3) add a blank textbox to the supplemental affidavit in support of a petition for injunction for protection against stalking for the petitioner to describe the alleged stalking; and (4) renumber several forms.

The Court invites all interested persons to comment on the amended forms, which are reproduced in full below, as well as online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/opinions.shtml. All comments must be filed with the Court on or before July 8, 2013, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case. If filed by an attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar, the comment must be electronically filed via the Portal in accordance with In re: Electronic Filing in the Supreme Court of Florida via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC13-7 (Feb 18, 2013). If filed by a non-lawyer or a lawyer not licensed to practice in Florida, the comment must be electronically filed via e-mail in accordance with In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). Electronically filed documents must be submitted in Microsoft Word 97 or higher. Any person unable to submit a comment electronically must mail or hand-deliver the originally signed comment to the Florida Supreme Court, Office of the Clerk, 500 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1927; no additional copies are required or will be accepted.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA

IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORMS, CASE NO. SC13-305


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA
                                  Case No.: _________________ Division: __________________
___________,
Petitioner,
          and

____________,
Respondent.
ORDER SETTING HEARING ON PETITION FOR INJUNCTION
FOR PROTECTION AGAINST
( ) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ( ) REPEAT VIOLENCE
( ) DATING VIOLENCE ( ) SEXUAL VIOLENCE ( ) STALKING
WITHOUT ISSUANCE OF AN INTERIM TEMPORARY INJUNCTION

A Petition for Injunction for Protection Against: Domestic Violence filed under section 741.30, Florida Statutes; Repeat, Dating, or Sexual Violence filed under section 784.046, Florida Statutes; or Stalking filed under section 784.0845, Florida Statutes, has been reviewed. This Court has jurisdiction of the parties and of the subject matter. Upon review of the Petition, this Court concludes that a Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence; Repeat, Dating, or Sexual Violence; or Stalking, pending the hearing scheduled below, NOT be entered at this time but that an injunction may be entered after the hearing, depending on the findings made by the Court at that time.

FINDINGS

The Court finds that the facts, as stated in the Petition alone and without a hearing on the matter, do not demonstrate that Petitioner is a victim of domestic, repeat, dating, or sexual violence, or stalking; or that Petitioner has reasonable cause to believe that he or she is in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. Therefore, there is not a sufficient factual basis upon which the court can enter a Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Domestic, Repeat, Dating, or Sexual Violence, or Stalking, prior to a hearing. A hearing is scheduled on the Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic, Repeat, Dating, or Sexual Violence, or Stalking, in Section II of this Order. Petitioner may amend or supplement the Petition at any time to state further reasons why a Temporary Injunction should be ordered which would be in effect until the hearing scheduled below.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Petitioner and Respondent are ordered to appear and testify at a hearing on the Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic, Repeat, Dating, or Sexual Violence, or Stalking, on:
{date} ,at _ a.m./p.m. at {location}_________________________________________
at which time the Court will consider whether a Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Domestic, Repeat, Dating, or Sexual Violence, or Stalking, should be entered. If entered, the injunction will remain in effect until a fixed date set by the Court or until modified or dissolved by the Court. At the hearing, the Court will determine whether other things should be ordered, including, for example, such matters as time-sharing and support.

If Petitioner and/or Respondent do not appear, orders may be entered, including entry of a permanent injunction and the imposition of court costs. Petitioner and Respondent will be bound by the terms of any injunction or order issued at the final hearing.

IF EITHER PETITIONER OR RESPONDENT DO NOT APPEAR AT THE FINAL HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF ANY INJUNCTION OR ORDER ISSUED IN THIS MATTER.

All witnesses and evidence, if any, must be presented at this time. In cases where temporary support issues have been alleged in the pleadings, each party is ordered to bring his or her financial affidavit (Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.902(b) or (c)), tax return, pay stubs, and other evidence of financial income to the hearing.

NOTICE: Because this is a civil case, there is no requirement that these proceedings be transcribed at public expense.

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT IN THIS COURT:
      a. ____ a court reporter is provided by the court.

b.____ electronic recording only is provided by the court. A party may arrange in advance for the services of and provide for a court reporter to prepare a written transcript of the proceedings at that party’s expense.

c.____ in repeat, dating, and sexual violence cases, no electronic recording or court reporting services are provided by the court. A party may arrange in advance for the services of and provide for a court reporter to prepare a written transcript of the proceedings at that party’s expense.

A RECORD, WHICH INCLUDES A TRANSCRIPT, MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUPPORT AN APPEAL. THE PARTY SEEKING THE APPEAL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING THE TRANSCRIPT PREPARED BY A COURT REPORTER. THE TRANSCRIPT MUST BE FILED WITH THE REVIEWING COURT OR THE APPEAL MAY BE DENIED

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain assistance. Please contact: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
{identify applicable court personnel by name, address, and telephone number} at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance , or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

Nothing in this order limits Petitioner’s rights to dismiss the petition.

DONE AND ORDERED in _______________________, Florida, on ______________________.


                                  CIRCUIT JUDGE
COPIES TO:
Petitioner: ___ by hand delivery in open Court
___ by U.S. mail

Respondent: ___ forwarded to sheriff for service
Other:

I CERTIFY the foregoing is a true copy of the original Order Setting Hearing on Petition for Injunction as it appears on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of ___________ County, Florida, and that I have furnished copies of this order as indicated above.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
(SEAL)
By:
Deputy Clerk

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.:
Division:
__________________,
              Petitioner,

and

___________________,
              Respondent.
ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST
( ) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ( ) REPEAT VIOLENCE
( ) DATING VIOLENCE ( ) SEXUAL VIOLENCE ( ) STALKING

The Court has reviewed the Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic, Repeat, Dating, or Sexual Violence, or Stalking, filed in this cause, and finds that Petitioner has failed to comply with one or more statutory requirements applicable to that petition, including the following:

1. _____Petitioner has failed to allege in a petition for domestic violence that Respondent is family or household member as that term is defined by Chapter 741, Florida Statutes.
2. _____Petitioner has used a petition form other than that which is approved by the Court and the form used lacks the statutorily required components.
3. _____Petitioner has failed to complete a mandatory portion of the petition.
4. _____Petitioner has failed to sign the petition.
5. _____Petitioner has failed to allege facts sufficient to support the entry of an injunction for
protection against domestic, repeat, dating, or sexual violence, or stalking because:
6. _____Other:

It is therefore, ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the petition is denied without prejudice to amend or supplement the petition to cure the above stated defects.

DONE AND ORDERED in___________________________, Florida, on ____________.

                                  ________________________________
                                  CIRCUIT JUDGE
COPIES TO
Petitioner:
by hand delivery in open Court
by U.S. mail

I CERTIFY the foregoing is a true copy of the original Order Denying Petition for Injunction as it appears on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of County, Florida, and that I have furnished copies of this order as indicated above.
                          CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
(SEAL)

By:
Deputy Clerk

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.:
Division:
___________________,
              Petitioner,
and

____________________,
              Respondent.
ORDER OF DISMISSAL OF TEMPORARY INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST ( ) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ( ) REPEAT VIOLENCE
( ) DATING VIOLENCE ( ) SEXUAL VIOLENCE ( ) STALKING


THIS CAUSE came before the Court on {date}____________, upon Petitioner’s action for an injunction for protection against: domestic violence; repeat, dating, or sexual violence; or stalking. Based upon the following circumstances, the Court dismisses the Petition:
[Choose all that apply]
    a. __ Petitioner failed to appear at the hearing scheduled in this cause.
    b. __ Petitioner appeared at the hearing but desires to voluntarily dismiss this action.
    c. __ The evidence presented is insufficient under Florida law (sections 741.30, 784.046, or 784.0485, Florida Statutes) to allow the Court to issue an injunction for protection against domestic, repeat, dating, or sexual violence; or stalking.

Accordingly, the case is dismissed without prejudice.

DONE AND ORDERED in___________________________, Florida on .


______________________________________
                          CIRCUIT JUDGE

COPIES TO:
Sheriff of County

Petitioner
_ by U.S. Mail
_ by hand delivery in open court

Respondent
_ by U.S. Mail
_ by hand delivery in open court

_ State Attorney’s Office
_ Other:


I CERTIFY the foregoing is a true copy of the original Order of Dismissal of Temporary Injunction for Protection as it appears on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of _________ County, Florida, and that I have furnished copies of this order as indicated above.

                          CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
(SEAL)
By:
Deputy Clerk

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12.980(g), SUPPLEMENTAL AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF PETITION FOR INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DOMESTIC, REPEAT, DATING, OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE, OR STALKING (05/13)

When should this form be used?

You may use this form if your Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(a), your Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Repeat Violence, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(f), your Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Dating Violence, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(n), your Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Sexual Violence, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.890(q), or your Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Stalking, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(t),was denied by the judge.

You should use this supplemental affidavit to add facts or clarify the facts you wrote in your original petition.

For a domestic violence case, you should include facts that establish that you have been a victim of violence or are in imminent danger of becoming a victim of violence from the respondent.

For a repeat violence case, you should include facts that establish that you or a member of your immediate family have or has been a victim of at least two prior incidents of violence, that one of those incidents occurred within the last six months and that there is an immediate and present risk of danger to you or a member of your immediate family.

For a dating violence case, you should include fact that establish that you have been a victim of violence or are in imminent danger of becoming a victim of violence from the respondent who is an individual with whom you have or have had a continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature, to be determined by consideration of such facts as: whether the dating relationship existed within the past six months; whether the nature of the relationship included an expectation of affection or sexual involvement; and whether the frequency and type of interaction between you and the individual included involvement over time and on a continued basis. Dating violence does not include violence in a casual acquaintanceship or violence between individuals who have only engaged in ordinary fraternization in a business or social context.

For a sexual violence case, you should include facts that establish that you are a victim of sexual violence or the parent of a minor child living at home who is a victim of sexual violence, and that you have reported the sexual violence to law enforcement and are cooperating in the criminal proceeding if there is one. If the respondent was in state prison for sexual violence against you or the minor child and the respondent is out of prison or is getting out within 90 days of the petition, include that information in your supplemental affidavit, along with a copy of the notice of inmate release.

For a stalking case, you should include facts that establish that you are either a victim of stalking or cyberstalking , or that you are the parent or legal guardian of a minor child living at home who is a victim of stalking or cyberstalking. The facts must establish that stalking exists in order for the judge to order a temporary injunction for protection against stalking. Please be specific as to where the incidents of stalking took place. These locations may include, but need not be limited to, a home, school, or place of employment. For cyberstalking, please include a description of all evidence of contacts and/or threats made by the respondent in voice messages, texts, emails, or other electronic communication.

This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should sign the form before a notary public or the clerk of the circuit court. You should then file the original with the clerk in the county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for your records.

What should I do next?

After you complete this supplemental affidavit, the clerk will attach it to your original petition and all the documents will be submitted to the judge as your Amended Petition.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.:
Division:
_________,
Petitioner,

and

________,
Respondent.
SUPPLEMENTAL AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF PETITION FOR
INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST
( ) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ( ) REPEAT VIOLENCE
( ) DATING VIOLENCE ( ) SEXUAL VIOLENCE ( ) STALKING

I, {full legal name}_____________________, being sworn, certify that the following statements are true:
[Please complete all paragraphs that relate to your case]

1. On {date} ______________________________, at {place and address} _____________________________________________,
Respondent said or did the following things that hurt me or a member of my immediate family and made me afraid for my or my family member’s safety:

_____Please indicate here if you are attaching additional pages to continue these facts.

2. On {date} ___________________, at {place and address} ______________________________________,
the following event(s) took place: __________________________________________________________________________________





____ Please indicate here if you are attaching additional pages to continue these facts.


3. On {date} ________________ the following incidents of stalking occurred at the following locations: {the locations may include, but need not be limited to, a home, school, or place of employment} _______________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________.
For cyberstalking, the following is a description of all evidence of contacts and/or threats made by Respondent in voice messages, texts, emails, or other electronic communication: ________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________.
____ Please indicate here if you are attaching additional pages to continue these facts.

4. __Please indicate here if you are attaching copies of medical records for treatment you may have received for injuries referred to in your petition or in this supplemental affidavit, copies of any police or sheriff reports concerning incidents of violence involving you and Respondent, or any notice of inmate release.


I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this supplemental affidavit and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or imprisonment.


Dated: ______________________________________
                          Signature of Petitioner


STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF ________________________________

Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on by .


_______________________________
                                  NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK

                  ___________________________________________________
                  [Print, type, or stamp commissioned name of notary or clerk.]

__ Personally known
__ Produced identification
Type of identification produced _____________________

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12.980(h), REQUEST FOR CONFIDENTIAL FILING OF ADDRESS
(05/13)

When should this form be used?

If you fear that disclosing your address would put you in danger because you are the victim of sexual battery, aggravated child abuse, stalking, aggravated stalking, harassment, aggravated battery, or domestic violence, you should complete this form and file it with the clerk of the circuit court.


This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where your petition was filed and keep a copy for your records.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.:
Division:
___________________,
Petitioner,

and

___________________,
              Respondent.

REQUEST FOR CONFIDENTIAL FILING OF ADDRESS

I, {full legal name} , request that the Court maintain and hold as confidential, the following address:

Address ____________________________________

City ____________ State _____________ Zip ______
Telephone (area code and number)

This request is being made for the purpose of keeping the location of my residence unknown for safety reasons pursuant to section 119.071(2)(j)1, section 784.0485(3)(b)1, Florida Statutes, or other statutory provision providing for the separate confidential filing for safety reasons.



Dated: __________________________________________
                      Signature

CLERK’S CERTIFICATE AS TO REQUEST FOR
CONFIDENTIAL FILING OF ADDRESS

I, _______________________, as Clerk of the Circuit Court, do hereby certify that I received and filed the above and will keep the above address confidential, subsequent to further order of the Court relative to such confidentiality.
                          CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
(SEAL)
By:
Deputy Clerk

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12.980(i), MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DOMESTIC, REPEAT, DATING, OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE, OR STALKING
(05/13)

When should this form be used?

If you are the petitioner on a previously entered injunction for protection against domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence, sexual violence; or stalking, and that injunction will soon expire, you may use this form to request that the court extend the injunction. You must file a motion for extension BEFORE the previously entered order expires.

This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should sign it before a notary public or the clerk of the circuit court. You should then file the original with the clerk in the county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for your records. If you have any questions or need assistance completing this form, the clerk or family law intake staff will help you.

What should I do next?

For your case to proceed, you will need to set a hearing on your motion. You must properly notify the other party of the motion and hearing. You should check with the clerk of court for information on the local procedure for scheduling a hearing. When you know the date and time of your hearing, you should file Notice of Hearing (General), Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.923, or other appropriate notice of hearing form. You will need to serve a copy of your motion and Notice of Hearing on the other party. Service of your motion must be in a manner that is reasonably calculated to apprise the other party of your motion and the hearing. Please note that if notice is mailed, the court in certain circumstances may not consider mailing to be adequate notice. If you want to be sure, you should consider using certified mail, return receipt requested, or having the motion personally served. This is a technical area of the law; if you have any questions about it, you should consult a lawyer. For more information on personal service, see the instructions for Summons: Personal Service on an Individual, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.910(a).

You will need to appear at the hearing on your motion. After the hearing, if the judge grants your motion, he or she will prepare an Order Extending Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence, Repeat Violence, Dating Violence, or Sexual Violence, or Stalking, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(m). After the judge signs the order, the clerk will provide you with the necessary copies. Make sure that you keep a certified copy of the previously entered injunction AND a certified copy of the order extending that injunction with you at all times.


Where can I look for more information?

Before proceeding, you should read General Information for Self-Represented Litigants found at the beginning of these forms. The words that are in bold underline are defined in that section. The clerk of the circuit court or family law intake staff will help you complete any necessary domestic, repeat, dating, or sexual violence, or stalking forms, and will answer any question that you may have.
Special notes...

With this form you may also file a Request for Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(h), if you fear that disclosing your address would put you in danger because you are the victim of sexual battery, aggravated child abuse, stalking, aggravated stalking, harassment, aggravated battery, or domestic violence, and you wish to keep your address confidential.

When completing this form, you should make sure that your reasons for requesting that the injunction be extended are stated clearly and that you include all relevant facts.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA


Case No.: _____________________


Division: ______________________
___________,
Petitioner,

and

____________,
Respondent.
MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST
( ) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ( ) REPEAT VIOLENCE
( ) DATING VIOLENCE ( ) SEXUAL VIOLENCE ( ) STALKING


I, {full legal name}_____________________, being sworn, certify that the following statements are true:

SECTION I. PETITIONER
(This section is about you. It must be completed; however, if you fear that disclosing your address would put you in danger because you are the victim of sexual battery, aggravated child abuse, stalking, aggravated stalking, harassment, aggravated battery, or domestic violence, you should complete and file a Request for Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(h), and write "confidential" in the space provided on this form for your address and telephone number.)

1. Petitioner currently lives at the following address: {street address} _________________________________
{city, state, and zip code} ________________________________________________________________________
Telephone Number: {area code and number} ________________________________________________________

2. Petitioner's attorney's name, address and telephone number is: _______________________________________.
(If you do not have an attorney, write "none.")

SECTION II. RESPONDENT
(This section is about the person you want to be protected from. It must be completed.)

New information about Respondent, since the current injunction was issued: (If known, write Respondent’s new address, place of employment, physical description, vehicle, aliases or nicknames, or attorney’s name.)

___________________________________________


_____________________________________________________________________________________


SECTION III. CASE HISTORY AND REASON FOR SEEKING EXTENSION OF INJUNCTION

1. Describe any attempts since the date of the current injunction by either Petitioner or Respondent to get an injunction for protection in this or any other court (other than the injunction you are asking to extend in this motion). _________________________________________________________


2. Describe any other court cases (including city, state, and case numbers, if known) since the date of the current injunction between Petitioner and Respondent, including any cases involving the parties' minor child(ren), divorce, juvenile dependency, guardianship, or other civil or criminal cases. ________________________________________________________


3. Petitioner requests that the previously entered injunction for protection against domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence, sexual violence, or stalking be extended for the following specific reasons: {State in detail why you wish the injunction to remain in effect.} _____________________________________________________________________


______Please indicate here if you are attaching additional pages to continue these facts.

4. Petitioner genuinely fears the continued threat of violence or stalking by Respondent.


SECTION IV. REQUESTED RELIEF

1. Petitioner understands that the Court will hold a hearing on this motion and that he or she must appear at the hearing.

2. Petitioner asks the Court to enter an order in this case that extends the previously entered injunction for a period of ( ) _____________ or ( ) until modified or dissolved by the court.


I certify that a copy of this document was [Choose one only] ( ) mailed ( ) faxed and mailed
( ) mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, ( ) furnished to a law enforcement officer for personal service to the person(s) listed below on {date} .
Other party or his/her attorney:
Name: _____
Address: _____________
City, State, Zip: ________________
Fax Number: ____________________


I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this motion and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or imprisonment.


Dated: ______ ________________________________
Signature of Petitioner

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF ________________________

Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on by .



NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK


[Print, type, or stamp commissioned name of notary or clerk]

___ Personally known
___ Produced identification
Type of identification produced __________________________

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12.980(j),
MOTION FOR MODIFICATION OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DOMESTIC, REPEAT, DATING, OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE,
OR STALKING (05/13)

When should this form be used?

This form may be used if you are a party to a previously entered injunction for protection against domestic, repeat, dating, or sexual violence, or stalking, and you want the court to modify the terms of the injunction. If you use this form, you are called the moving party.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should sign the form before a notary public or the clerk of the circuit court. You should then file the original with the clerk in the county where the original petition was filed and keep a copy for your records. You must file a motion for modification before the previously entered order expires. If you have any questions or need assistance completing this form, the clerk or family law intake staff will help you.

What should I do next?

For your case to proceed, you will need to set a hearing on your motion. You must properly notify the other party of the motion and hearing. You should check with the clerk of court for information on the local procedure for scheduling a hearing. When you know the date and time of your hearing, you should file Notice of Hearing (General), Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.923, or other appropriate notice of hearing form. You will need to serve a copy of your motion and Notice of Hearing on the other party. Service of your motion must be in a manner that is reasonably calculated to apprise the other party of your motion and the hearing. Please note that if notice is mailed, the court in certain circumstances may not consider mailing to be adequate notice. If you want to be sure, you should consider using certified mail, return receipt requested, or having the motion personally served. If you are not represented by an attorney in this action, you must file proof that the other party personally received notice of your motion. This is a technical area of the law; if you have any questions about it, you should consult a lawyer. For more information on personal service, see the instructions for Summons: Personal Service on an Individual, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.910(a).

You will need to appear at a hearing on your motion for modification of injunction. After the hearing, if the judge grants your motion, he or she will prepare a new injunction for protection that contains the modifications. After the judge signs the new injunction, the clerk will provide you with the necessary copies. Make sure that you keep a certified copy of the new injunction with you at all times!

Where can I look for more information?

Before proceeding, you should read General Information for Self-Represented Litigants found at the beginning of these forms. The words that are in bold underline are defined in that section. The clerk of the circuit court or family law intake staff will help you complete any necessary domestic, repeat, dating, or sexual violence, or stalking forms and will answer any question that you may have.

Special notes...

If the injunction you are seeking to modify is for domestic violence and you want the court to modify alimony, child support, or time-sharing of minor child(ren), you must establish that there has been a change in circumstance(s), as required by chapter 61, Florida Statutes, or chapter 741, Florida Statutes, as applicable, that requires this (these) modification(s). Be sure that you make these change(s) clear in your motion.

With this form you may also file the following:

Request for Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(h), if you fear that disclosing your address would put you in danger because you are the victim of sexual battery, aggravated child abuse, stalking, aggravated stalking, harassment, aggravated battery, or domestic violence, and you wish to keep your address confidential.

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(d), must be completed and attached if the modification(s) you are seeking involves temporary custody of any minor child(ren).

Family Law Financial Affidavit, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.902(b) or (c), must be completed and attached if the modification(s) you are seeking involves temporary alimony or temporary child support.

When completing this form, you should make sure that your reasons for requesting that the injunction be modified are stated clearly and that you include all relevant facts.




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR __ COUNTY, FLORIDA


Case No.: ________

Division: ___________
_____________,
Petitioner,

and

_____________,
Respondent.
MOTION FOR MODIFICATION OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST
( ) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ( ) REPEAT VIOLENCE
( ) DATING VIOLENCE ( ) SEXUAL VIOLENCE ( ) STALKING


I, {full legal name}_______________, being sworn, certify that the following statements are true:

SECTION I. MOVING PARTY
(This section is about you. It must be completed. However, if you fear that disclosing your address would put you in danger because you are the victim of sexual battery, aggravated child abuse, stalking, aggravated stalking, harassment, aggravated battery, or domestic violence, you should complete and file a Request for Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(h), and write "confidential" in the space provided on this form for your address and telephone number.)

1. Moving Party is the ( ) Petitioner ( ) Respondent in this case.

2. Moving Party currently lives at the following address: {street address}
{city, state, and zip code}
Telephone Number: {area code and number}

3. Moving Party's attorney's name, address and telephone number is:
.
(If you do not have an attorney, write "none.")

SECTION II. NEW INFORMATION

New information since the previous injunction was issued: (If known, write the other party's new address, place of employment, physical description, vehicle, aliases or nicknames, or attorney’s name.)


SECTION III. CASE HISTORY AND REASON FOR SEEKING MODIFICATION OF INJUNCTION

1. Describe any attempts since the date of the current injunction by either Petitioner or Respondent to get an injunction for protection in this or any other court (other than the injunction you are asking to modify in this motion).


2. Describe any other court cases (including case numbers, if known) since the date of the current injunction between Petitioner and Respondent, including any cases involving the parties' minor child(ren), divorce, juvenile dependency, guardianship, or other civil or criminal cases.

3. Moving Party requests that the previously entered injunction for protection against domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence, sexual violence, or stalking, be modified for the following specific reasons: {State why you wish the injunction to be changed.}

_____Please indicate here if you are attaching additional pages to continue these facts.

SECTION IV. REQUESTED RELIEF

1. Moving Party understands that the Court will hold a hearing on this motion and that he or she must appear at the hearing.

2. Moving Party asks the Court to enter an order in this case that modifies the previously entered injunction in the following ways: {State how you wish the injunction to be changed.}

I certify that a copy of this document was [Choose one only] ( ) mailed ( ) faxed and mailed
( ) mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, ( ) furnished to a law enforcement officer for personal service to the person(s) listed below on {date} .

Other party or his/her attorney:
Name: ______________________________
Address:____________________________
City, State, Zip:_______________________
Fax Number:_________________________

I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this motion and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or imprisonment.



Dated: _____ ____________________________________
Signature of Party
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF __________________________

Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on by .



NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK


[Print, type, or stamp commissioned name of notary or clerk.]
__ Personally known
__ Produced identification
Type of identification produced __________________________


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.:
Division:
___________________,
Petitioner

and

___________________,
Respondent.
ORDER EXTENDING INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST
( ) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ( ) REPEAT VIOLENCE
( ) DATING VIOLENCE ( ) SEXUAL VIOLENCE ( ) STALKING

THIS CAUSE came before the Court on {date} , upon Petitioner’s motion for an extension of injunction for protection and it appearing to the Court as follows:

1.____Ex parte. The claims in the motion for extension of injunction for protection make it appear to the Court that there is an immediate and present danger of domestic, repeat, dating, or sexual violence; or stalking, as required under section 741.30, section 784.046, or section 784.0485, Florida Statutes. The previously entered injunction is extended until {date} ______________ ___. A full hearing on the petition is scheduled for{date} ______at_____a.m./p.m. in________________
______________________________________________________________________________.

NOTICE: Because this is a civil case, there is no requirement that these proceedings be transcribed at public expense.

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT IN THIS COURT:

a. ____a court reporter is provided by the court.

b.____electronic recording only is provided by the court. A party may arrange in advance for the services of and provide for a court reporter to prepare a written transcript of the proceedings at that party’s expense.

c. ____If this is a repeat violence, dating violence, or sexual violence action, no electronic recording or court reporting services are provided by the court. A party may arrange in advance for the services of and provide for a court reporter to prepare a written transcript of the proceedings at that party’s expense.

A RECORD, WHICH INCLUDES A TRANSCRIPT, MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUPPORT AN APPEAL. THE PARTY SEEKING THE APPEAL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING THE TRANSCRIPT PREPARED BY A COURT REPORTER.

THE TRANSCRIPT MUST BE FILED WITH THE REVIEWING COURT OR THE APPEAL MAY BE DENIED.


If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact _________________________
______________________________________________________________
{identify applicable court personnel by name, address, and telephone number} at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

2._____After notice and hearing. Respondent was served with a copy of the Temporary Injunction, if applicable, and a notice of this hearing within the time required by Florida law and was afforded an opportunity to be heard. The notice and opportunity to be heard were sufficient to protect Respondent’s right to due process. The following persons attended the hearing: ( ) Petitioner
( ) Respondent.

After hearing the testimony of each party present and of any witnesses, or upon consent of Respondent, the Court finds that Petitioner is a victim of domestic, repeat, dating, or sexual violence, or stalking, or reasonably fears that he/she will become a victim of domestic or dating violence from Respondent. The previously entered injunction is extended until {date}______________________, or until further order of the Court.

DONE AND ORDERED in __________________, Florida, on _____________________________.


                              CIRCUIT JUDGE
COPIES TO:
Sheriff of ___ County


Petitioner (or his or her attorney):
_____by U.S. Mail
_____ by hand delivery in open court
(Petitioner must acknowledge receipt in writing on the face of the original order—see below)

Respondent (or his or her attorney):
___forwarded to sheriff for service
_____ by hand delivery in open court
(Respondent must acknowledge receipt in writing on the face of the original order—see below)

_____ by certified mail (may only be used when Respondent is present at the hearing and Respondent fails or refuses to acknowledge the receipt of certified copy of this injunction)
__State Attorney’s Office
__Other:

I CERTIFY the foregoing is a true copy of the original Order Extending the Injunction for Protection as it appears on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of _________ County, Florida, and that I have furnished copies of this order as indicated above.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
(SEAL) By: _______________________________
Deputy Clerk



ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I, {Name of Petitioner}__________________________________, acknowledge receipt of a certified copy of this Order Extending the Injunction for Protection.


_____________________________________________
Petitioner




ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I, {Name of Respondent} _______________________________, acknowledge receipt of a certified copy of this Order Extending the Injunction for Protection.



Respondent

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12.980(t), PETITION FOR INJUNCTION FOR
PROTECTION AGAINST STALKING (05/13)

When should this form be used?

If you are a victim of stalking, you can use this form to ask the court for a protective order prohibiting stalking. Stalking means the repeated following, harassment, or cyberstalking of one person by another. Cyberstalk means to engage in a course of conduct to communicate, or to cause to be communicated, words, images, or language by or through the use of electronic mail or electronic communication, directed at a specific person, causing substantial emotional distress to that person and serving no legitimate purpose.

Because you are making a request to the court, you are called the petitioner. The person whom you are asking the court to protect you from is called the respondent. If you are under the age of eighteen and have never been married or had the disabilities of nonage removed by a court, and are living at home, one of your parents or your legal guardian must sign this petition on your behalf.

The parent or legal guardian of any minor child who is living at home may seek an injunction for protection against stalking on behalf of the minor child.

If the respondent is your spouse, former spouse, related to you by blood or marriage, living with you now or has lived with you in the past (if you are or were living as a family), or the other parent of your child(ren), whether or not you have ever been married or ever lived together, you may, instead, choose to use Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(a), rather than this form.

This form should be typed or printed in black ink. You should complete this form (giving as much detail as possible) and sign it the presence of a notary or in front of the clerk of the circuit court in one of the following: the circuit where you currently or temporarily reside; the circuit where the respondent resides; or the circuit where the stalking occurred. The clerk will take your completed petition to a judge. You should keep a copy for your records. If have any questions or need assistance completing this form, the clerk or family law intake staff will help you. There is no filing fee for a petition for protection against stalking.


What should I do if the judge grants my petition?

If the facts contained in your petition convince the judge that stalking or cyberstalking exists, the judge will sign a Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Stalking, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(u). A temporary injunction is issued without notice to the respondent. The clerk will give your petition, the temporary injunction, and any other papers filed with your petition to the sheriff or other law enforcement officer for personal service on the respondent. The temporary injunction will take effect immediately after the respondent is served with a copy of it. It lasts until a hearing can be held or for a period of 15 days, whichever comes first.

The court may extend the temporary injunction beyond 15 days for a good reason, which may include failure to obtain service on the respondent.

The temporary injunction is issued ex parte. This means that the judge has considered only the information presented by one side--YOU. Section I of the temporary injunction gives a date that you should appear in court for a hearing. You will be expected to testify about the facts in your petition. The respondent will be given the opportunity to testify at this hearing also. At the hearing, the judge will decide whether to issue a Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Stalking (After Notice), Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(v), which will remain in effect for a specific time period or until modified or dissolved by the court. If either you or the respondent do not appear at the hearing, the temporary injunction may be continued in force, extended, or dismissed, and/or additional orders may be granted, including entry of a permanent injunction and the imposition of court costs. You and the respondent will be bound by the terms of any injunction or order issued at the final hearing.

IF EITHER YOU OR THE RESPONDENT DO NOT APPEAR AT THE FINAL HEARING, YOU WILL BOTH BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF ANY INJUNCTION OR ORDER ISSUED IN THIS MATTER.

If the judge signs a temporary or final injunction, the clerk will provide you with the necessary copies. Make sure that you keep one certified copy of the injunction with you at all times!
What can I do if the judge denies my petition or does not issue a Temporary Injunction?

If your petition is denied, you may amend your petition by filing a Supplemental Affidavit in Support of Petition for Injunction for Protection, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(g). If the only ground for not granting an ex parte temporary injunction is no appearance of immediate and present danger of stalking, the court shall set a full hearing on your petition for injunction at the earliest possible time. The respondent will be notified by personal service of your petition and the hearing. You must attend the hearing, present facts, and bring evidence that supports your petition; failure to attend the hearing may result in dismissal of your petition.

Where can I look for more information?

Before proceeding, you should read General Information for Self-Represented Litigants found at the beginning of these forms. The words that are in bold underline are defined in that section. The clerk of the circuit court or family law intake staff will help you complete any necessary forms. For further information, see Section 784.0485, Florida Statutes, and Rule 12.610, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure.

Special Notes

If you require that your address be confidential for safety reasons, you should complete a Request for Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(h), and file it with the clerk of the circuit. You should then write confidential in the space provided on the petition.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.:
Division:
__________________ ,
              Petitioner,
              and

__________________,
              Respondent.

PETITION FOR INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST STALKING

I, {full legal name} , being sworn, certify that the following statements are true:

SECTION I. PETITIONER
(This section is about you. It must be completed; however, if you require that your address be confidential for safety reasons, you should complete and file a Request for Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(h), and write confidential in the space provided on this form for your address and telephone number.)


1. Petitioner resides at the following address: {address, city, state, zip code}
.
[Indicate if applicable]
__Petitioner seeks an injunction for protection on behalf of a minor child. Petitioner is the parent or legal guardian of {full legal name} ___________________,
a minor child who is living at home.

2. Petitioner's attorney's name, address, and telephone number is:
.
(If you do not have an attorney, write "none.")

SECTION II. RESPONDENT
(This section is about the person you want to be protected from. It must be completed.)

1. Respondent resides at the following address: {provide last known street address, city, state, and zip code}
.

2. Respondent's last known place of employment:
Employment address:
Working hours of Respondent: ____________________________________________________

3. Physical description of Respondent:
Race: Sex: Male ___ Female _ Date of Birth:­­­ _________________________
Height: _____Weight: _____ Eye Color: Hair Color:
Distinguishing marks and/or scars:
Vehicle: (make/model)__________ Color:_________ Tag Number (if known)________________

4. Other names Respondent goes by (aliases or nicknames):
______________________________________________________________________________.

5. Respondent's attorney’s name, address, and telephone number is:
.
(If you do not know whether Respondent has an attorney, write "unknown." If Respondent does not have an attorney, write "none.")

SECTION III. CASE HISTORY AND REASON FOR SEEKING PETITION (This section must be completed.)

1. Has Petitioner ever received or tried to get an injunction for protection against stalking against Respondent in this or any other court?
__ Yes __ No If yes, what happened in that case? {include case number, if known}



2. Has Respondent ever received or tried to get an injunction for protection against stalking against Petitioner in this or any other court?
__ Yes __ No If yes, what happened in that case? {include case number, if known}

________________________________________________________________________

3. Describe any other court case that is either going on now or that happened in the past between Petitioner and Respondent {include case number, if known}:

______________________________________________________________________________.

4. Petitioner is a victim of stalking because Respondent has: {please mark all sections that apply}

a. ____Committed stalking;
b.____Previously threatened, harassed, stalked, cyberstalked, or physically abused the Petitioner;
c.____Threatened to harm Petitioner or family members or individuals closely associated
with Petitioner;
d.____ Intentionally injured or killed a family pet;
e.____ Used, or threatened to use, against Petitioner any weapons such as guns or knives;
f.____A criminal history involving violence or the threat or violence, if known;
g.____Another order of protection issued against him or her previously from another jurisdiction, if known;
h.____Destroyed personal property, including, but not limited to, telephones or other communication equipment, clothing, or other items belonging to Petitioner.

5. Below is a description of the specific incidents of stalking or cyberstalking: {for cyberstalking, please include a description of all evidence of contacts and/or threats made by Respondent in voice messages, texts, emails, or other electronic communication}.
On {date }_____________ the following incidents of stalking occurred at the following locations:
{the locations may include, but need not be limited to, a home, school, or place of employment}




_____Please indicate here if you are attaching additional pages to continue these facts.


6. Additional Information
____Respondent owns, has, and/or is known to have guns or other weapons.
Describe weapon(s) and where they may be located, if known: ___________________________


SECTION IV. INJUNCTION (This section must be completed.)

1. Petitioner asks the Court to enter a TEMPORARY INJUNCTION for protection against stalking that will be in place from now until the scheduled hearing in this matter, which will immediately restrain Respondent from committing any acts of stalking, and which will provide any terms the Court deems necessary for the protection of a victim of stalking, including any injunctions or directives to law enforcement agencies.

2. Petitioner asks the Court to enter, after a hearing has been held on this petition, a FINAL JUDGMENT for protection against stalking prohibiting Respondent from committing any acts of stalking against Petitioner and:

a. prohibiting Respondent from going to or within 500 feet of any place Petitioner lives, or to any specified place regularly frequented by Petitioner and any named family members or individuals closely associated with Petitioner; _________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________.

b. prohibiting Respondent from going to or within 500 feet of Petitioner’s place(s) of employment or the school that Petitioner attends; the address of Petitioner's place(s) of employment and/or school is:
;

c. prohibiting Respondent from contacting Petitioner by telephone, mail, by e-mail, in writing, through another person, or in any other manner;

d. ordering Respondent that he or she shall not have in his or her care, custody, possession, or control any firearm or ammunition;

e. prohibiting Respondent from knowingly and intentionally going to or within 100 feet of Petitioner’s motor vehicle, whether or not that vehicle is occupied;

3. Petitioner asks the Court to enter any other terms it deems necessary to protect Petitioner from stalking by Respondent.

I UNDERSTAND THAT BY FILING THIS PETITION, I AM ASKING THE COURT TO HOLD A HEARING ON THIS PETITION, THAT BOTH THE RESPONDENT AND I WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE HEARING, AND THAT I MUST APPEAR AT THE HEARING. I UNDERSTAND THAT IF EITHER THE RESPONDENT OR I FAIL TO APPEAR AT THE FINAL HEARING, WE WILL BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF ANY INJUNCTION OR ORDER ISSUED AT THAT HEARING.

I HAVE READ EVERY STATEMENT MADE IN THIS PETITION AND EACH STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE STATEMENTS MADE IN THIS PETITION ARE BEING MADE UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, PUNISHABLE AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 837.02, FLORIDA STATUTES.

Dated: ___ ________________________________________
                      Signature of Petitioner
Printed Name:
Address:
City, State, Zip:
Telephone Number:

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF _______________________

Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on by .


                      NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK

                  [Print, type, or stamp commissioned name of notary or clerk.]
__ Personally known
__ Produced identification
Type of identification produced_____________________________


Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(u), Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Stalking (05/13)
43
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.:
Division:
__________________,
              Petitioner,
              and

___________________,
              Respondent.

TEMPORARY INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST STALKING

The Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Stalking under Section 784.0485, Florida Statutes, and other papers filed in this Court have been reviewed. Under the laws of Florida, the Court has jurisdiction of the Petitioner and the subject matter, and has jurisdiction of the Respondent upon service of the temporary injunction. The term Petitioner as used in this injunction includes the person on whose behalf this injunction is entered.

It is intended that this protection order meet the requirements of 18 U.S.C. Section 2265 and therefore intended that it be accorded full faith and credit by the court of another state or Indian tribe and enforced as if it were the order of the enforcing state or of the Indian tribe.


SECTION I. NOTICE OF HEARING

Because this Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Stalking has been issued without notice to Respondent, Petitioner and Respondent are instructed that they are scheduled to appear and testify at a hearing regarding this matter on {date} _______________________, at ________ a.m./p.m., when the Court will consider whether it should issue a Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Stalking, which shall remain in effect until modified or dissolved by the Court, and whether other things should be ordered. The hearing will be before The Honorable {name} ____________________________________, at the following address:
____________________________________________________ _________________________, Florida. If Petitioner and/or Respondent do not appear, this temporary injunction may be continued in force, extended, or dismissed, and/or additional orders may be granted, including entry of a permanent injunction and the imposition of court costs. All witnesses and evidence, if any, must be presented at this time. Petitioner and Respondent will be bound by the terms of any injunction or order issued at the final hearing.

IF EITHER PETITIONER OR RESPONDENT DO NOT APPEAR AT THE FINAL HEARING, HE OR SHE WILL BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF ANY INJUNCTION OR ORDER ISSUED IN THIS MATTER.

NOTICE: Because this is a civil case, there is no requirement that these proceedings be transcribed at public expense.

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT IN THIS COURT:

a.____ a court reporter is provided by the court.

b.____ electronic recording only is provided by the court. A party may arrange in advance for the services of and provide for a court reporter to prepare a written transcript of the proceedings at that party’s expense.

A RECORD, WHICH INCLUDES A TRANSCRIPT, MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUPPORT AN APPEAL. THE PARTY SEEKING THE APPEAL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING THE TRANSCRIPT PREPARED BY A COURT REPORTER. THE TRANSCRIPT MUST BE FILED WITH THE REVIEWING COURT OR THE APPEAL MAY BE DENIED.

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact __________________________
__________________________________________________________________
{identify applicable court personnel by name, address, and telephone number} at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.


SECTION II. FINDINGS

The statements made under oath by Petitioner make it appear that Section 784.0485, Florida Statutes, applies to the parties, and that Petitioner is a victim of stalking by Respondent.


SECTION III. TEMPORARY INJUNCTION AND TERMS

This injunction shall be in effect until the hearing set above and in no event for longer than 15 days, unless extended by court order. If a final order of injunction is issued, the terms of this temporary injunction will be extended until service of the final injunction is effected upon Respondent. This injunction is valid and enforceable in all counties of the State of Florida. The terms of this injunction may not be changed by either party alone or by both parties together. Only the Court may modify the terms of this injunction. Either party may ask the Court to change or end this injunction.

Willful violation of the terms of this injunction, such as: committing an act of stalking against Petitioner; going to or being within 500 feet of Petitioner's residence, place of employment, school, or other place prohibited in this injunction; knowingly and intentionally coming within 100 feet of Petitioner’s motor vehicle, whether or not that vehicle is occupied; committing any other violation of this injunction through an intentional unlawful threat, word or act to do violence to Petitioner; telephoning, contacting or communicating with Petitioner, unless indirect contact through a third party is specifically allowed by this injunction; defacing or destroying Petitioner’s personal property, including Petitioner’s motor vehicle; or refusing to surrender firearms or ammunition if ordered to so by the Court, constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable as provided by Sections 775.082 and 775.083, Florida Statutes.

Any party violating this injunction may be subject to civil or indirect criminal contempt proceedings, including the imposition of a fine or imprisonment, and also may be charged with a crime punishable by a fine, jail, or both, as provided by Florida Statutes.

ORDERED and ADJUDGED:


    1. Prohibited Actions. Respondent shall not commit, or cause any other person to commit, any acts of stalking against Petitioner, including stalking, cyberstalking, aggravated stalking, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death. Respondent shall not commit any other violation of this injunction through an intentional unlawful threat, word, or act to do violence to Petitioner.

2. No Contact. Respondent shall have no contact with the Petitioner unless otherwise provided in this section.
a. Unless otherwise provided herein, Respondent shall have no contact with Petitioner. Respondent shall not directly or indirectly contact Petitioner in person, by mail, e-mail, fax, telephone, through another person, or in any other manner, including any electronic means or use of social media. Further, Respondent shall not contact or have any third party contact anyone connected with Petitioner's employment or school to inquire about Petitioner or to send any messages to Petitioner. Unless otherwise provided herein, Respondent shall not go to, in, or within 500 feet of:

b. Petitioner’s current residence {list address}
________________________________________________________________________
or any residence to which Petitioner may move;

c. Petitioner’s current or any subsequent place of employment {list address of current employment}
________________________________________________________________________

d. where Petitioner attends school {list address of school}
______________________________________________________________________; or

e. the following other places (if requested by Petitioner) where Petitioner, specific members of Petitioner’s family, or individuals closely associated with Petitioner, regularly frequent:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________.

f. Respondent shall not knowingly and intentionally come within 100 feet of Petitioner’s motor vehicle at any time, whether or not that vehicle is occupied;

g. Other provisions regarding contact:_________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________.


3. Firearms.
[Initial all that apply; write N/A if not applicable]
a. ____Respondent is a state or local officer, as defined in section 943.10(14), Florida Statutes,
who holds an active certification, who receives or possesses a firearm or ammunition for use in
performing official duties on behalf of the officer’s employing agency, and is not prohibited by
the court from having in his or her care, possession, or control any firearm or ammunition.

b. ____Respondent shall not use or possess a firearm or ammunition.

c. ____Respondent shall surrender any firearms and ammunition in the Respondent's possession to the___________________ County Sheriff's Department.

d. _____Other directives relating to firearms and ammunition:____________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

4. Treatment, Intervention, or Counseling
[Initial if applicable; write N/A if not applicable]
______Respondent shall participate in the treatment, intervention, or counseling services specified below. Respondent shall pay for all services rendered:________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________.

5. Mailing Address. Respondent shall notify the Clerk of the Court of any change in his or her mailing address within 10 days of the change. All further papers (excluding pleadings requiring personal service) shall be served by mail to Respondent’s last known address of record. Such service by mail shall be complete upon mailing. Rule 12.080, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure; Section 784.0485, Florida Statutes.

6. Additional order(s) necessary to protect Petitioner from stalking:
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
7. Referral to Appropriate Services for Petitioner
Petitioner may contact the following services as needed:
____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________.

SECTION IV. OTHER SPECIAL PROVISIONS
(This section to be used for inclusion of local provisions approved by the chief judge as provided in Florida Family Law Rule 12.610.)
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________


SECTION V. DIRECTIONS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN ENFORCING THIS INJUNCTION
(Unless ordered otherwise by the judge, all provisions in this injunction are considered mandatory provisions and should be interpreted as part of this injunction.)

1. The Sheriff of ______________ _____County, or any other authorized law enforcement officer, is ordered to serve this temporary injunction upon Respondent as soon as possible after its issuance.

2. This injunction is valid and enforceable in all counties of the State of Florida. Violation of this injunction should be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Law enforcement officers of the jurisdiction in which a violation of this injunction occurs shall enforce the provisions of this injunction and are authorized to arrest without a warrant pursuant to Section 901.15, Florida Statutes, for any violation of its provisions, which constitutes a criminal act under Section 784.0487, Florida Statutes.

3. THIS INJUNCTION IS ENFORCEABLE IN ALL COUNTIES OF FLORIDA AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MAY EFFECT ARRESTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 901.15(6), FLORIDA STATUTES. The arresting agent shall notify the State Attorney’s Office immediately after arrest.

4. Reporting alleged violations. If Respondent violates the terms of this injunction and has not been arrested, Petitioner may contact the clerk of the circuit court of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred. The clerk shall assist Petitioner in preparing an affidavit in support of reporting the violation or direct Petitioner to the office operated by the court that has been designated by the chief judge of that circuit as the central intake point for violations of injunctions for protection where Petitioner can receive assistance in the preparation of the affidavit in support of the violation. The affidavit shall be immediately forwarded by the office assisting Petitioner to the state attorney of that circuit and to the judge designated by the chief judge as the recipient of affidavits of violations of an injunction. Procedures relating to reporting alleged violations are governed by section 784.0487, Florida Statutes.



DONE AND ORDERED in ___________________________, Florida, on ____________.



CIRCUIT JUDGE


COPIES TO:
Sheriff of ________ County

Petitioner:
__ by U. S. Mail
__ by hand delivery in open court

Respondent:
__ forwarded to sheriff for service
____ State Attorney’s Office
__ Other:

I CERTIFY the foregoing is a true copy of the original Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Stalking as it appears on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of __________________ County, Florida, and that I have furnished copies of this order as indicated above.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
(SEAL)

By:_______________________________________
Deputy Clerk



Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(v), Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Stalking (After Notice) (05/13)

47
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.:
Division:
___________________,
              Petitioner,
              and

__________________,
              Respondent.

FINAL JUDGMENT OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST
STALKING (AFTER NOTICE)

The Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Stalking under Section 784.0485, Florida Statutes, and other papers filed in this Court have been reviewed. The Court has jurisdiction of the parties and the subject matter. The term Petitioner as used in this injunction includes the person on whose behalf this injunction is entered.

It is intended that this protection order meet the requirements of 18 U.S.C. Section 2265 and therefore intended that it be accorded full faith and credit by the court of another state or Indian tribe and enforced as if it were the order of the enforcing state or of the Indian tribe.


SECTION I. HEARING

This cause came before the Court for a hearing to determine whether an Injunction for Protection Against Stalking in this case should be ( ) issued, ( ) modified, or ( ) extended.

The hearing was attended by ( ) Petitioner ( ) Respondent
( ) Petitioner’s Counsel ( ) Respondent’s Counsel

SECTION II. FINDINGS

On {date} _____________________, a notice of this hearing was served on Respondent, together with a copy of Petitioner’s petition to this Court and the temporary injunction, if issued. Service was within the time required by Florida law, and Respondent was afforded an opportunity to be heard.

After hearing the testimony of each party present and of any witnesses, or upon consent of Respondent, the Court finds, based on the specific facts of this case, that Petitioner is a victim of stalking.


SECTION III. INJUNCTION AND TERMS

This injunction shall be in full force and effect until either ( ) further order of the Court or ( ) until
{date} ___________________. This injunction is valid and enforceable throughout all counties in the State of Florida. The terms of this injunction may not be changed by either party alone or by both parties together. Only the Court may modify the terms of this injunction. Either party may ask the Court to change or end this injunction.

Willful violation of the terms of this injunction, such as: committing an act of stalking against Petitioner; going to or being within 500 feet of Petitioner's residence, place of employment, school, or other place prohibited in this injunction; knowingly and intentionally coming within 100 feet of Petitioner’s motor vehicle, whether or not that vehicle is occupied; committing any other violation of this injunction through an intentional unlawful threat, word, or act to do violence to Petitioner; telephoning, contacting, or communicating with Petitioner, unless indirect contact through a third party is specifically allowed by this injunction; defacing or destroying Petitioner’s personal property, including Petitioner’s motor vehicle; or having care, custody, use, or possession of a firearm or ammunition unless authorized by section 790.233(3), Florida Statutes, constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable as provided by Sections 775.082 and 775.083, Florida Statutes.

Any party violating this injunction shall be subject to civil or indirect criminal contempt proceedings, including the imposition of a fine or imprisonment, and also may be charged with a crime punishable by a fine, jail, or both, as provided by Florida Statutes.

ORDERED and ADJUDGED:

    1. Prohibited Actions. Respondent shall not commit, or cause any other person to commit, any acts of stalking against Petitioner, including stalking, cyberstalking, aggravated stalking, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death. Respondent shall not commit any other violation of the injunction through an intentional unlawful threat, word or act to do violence to Petitioner.
1.
2. No Contact. Respondent shall have no contact with Petitioner unless otherwise provided in this section.

a. Unless otherwise provided herein, Respondent shall have no contact with Petitioner.
Respondent shall not directly or indirectly contact Petitioner in person, by mail, e-mail, fax,
telephone, through another person, or in any other manner, including any electronic means or
use of social media. Further, Respondent shall not contact or have any third party contact
anyone connected with Petitioner's employment or school to inquire about Petitioner or to send
any messages to Petitioner.

Unless otherwise provided herein, Respondent shall not go to, in, or within 500 feet of:
b. Petitioner’s current residence: {list address}______________________________________________________________________________
or any residence to which Petitioner may move;

c. Petitioner’s current or any subsequent place of employment: {list address of current
employment} ______________________________________________________________;

d. Petitioner’s school: {list address of school}
______________________________________________________________________; or

e. the following other place(s) regularly frequented by Petitioner and any named family
members or individuals closely associated with Petitioner:
_________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________.

f. Respondent shall not knowingly or intentionally come within 100 feet of Petitioner’s
motor vehicle, whether or not that vehicle is occupied;

g. Respondent shall not deface of destroy Petitioner’s personal property, including petitioner’s motor vehicle;

h. Other provisions regarding contact:_________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________.

3. Firearms.
Unless paragraph a. is initialed below, Respondent shall not have in his or her care, custody,
possession, or control any firearm or ammunition. It is a violation of section 790.233, Florida
Statutes, and a first degree misdemeanor, for Respondent to have in his or her care,
custody, possession, or control any firearm or ammunition.

[Initial all that apply; write N/A if not applicable]

a.____ Respondent is a state or local officer, as defined in section 943.10(14), Florida Statutes, who holds an active certification, who receives or possesses a firearm or ammunition for use in performing official duties on behalf of the officer’s employing agency, and is not prohibited by the court from having in his or her care, custody, possession, or control any firearm or ammunition.

b. ____Respondent shall not use or possess a firearm or ammunition.

c. ____Respondent shall surrender any firearms and ammunition in the Respondent's possession to the___________________ County Sheriff's Department. Failure to surrender either firearms or ammunition if ordered to do so by the court constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in section 775.082 or 775.083, Florida Statutes.

d. ____Other directives relating to firearms and ammunition:___________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

4. Treatment, Intervention, or Counseling.
[Initial if applicable; write N/A if not applicable]
a.________Respondent shall participate in the treatment, intervention, or counseling specified
below. Respondent shall pay for all services rendered:_____________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.
b. Within _____ days of the date of this Injunction, Respondent shall enroll in, and thereafter complete without delay, the treatment, intervention, or counseling required in paragraph a. above. Respondent shall provide proof of such enrollment to the Clerk of the Court.

5. Mailing Address. Respondent shall notify the Clerk of the Court of any change in his or her mailing address within 10 days of the change. All further papers (excluding pleadings requiring personal service) shall be served by mail to Respondent’s last known address of record. Such service by mail shall be complete upon mailing. Rule 12.080, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure; Section 784.0485, Florida Statutes.

6. Additional provisions(s) necessary to protect Petitioner from stalking:
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

7. Referral to Appropriate Services for Petitioner. Petitioner may contact the following services
as needed:
_____________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________


SECTION IV. OTHER SPECIAL PROVISIONS
(This section to be used for inclusion of local provisions approved by the chief judge as provided in Florida Family Law Rule 12.610.)
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
SECTION V. DIRECTIONS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN ENFORCING THIS INJUNCTION
(Unless ordered otherwise by the judge, all provisions in this injunction are considered mandatory provisions and should be interpreted as part of this injunction.)


1. This injunction is valid and enforceable in all counties of the State of Florida. Violation of this injunction should be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Law enforcement officers of the jurisdiction in which a violation of this injunction occurs shall enforce the provisions of this injunction and are authorized to arrest without a warrant pursuant to Section 901.15, Florida Statutes, for any violation of its provision, which constitutes a criminal act under Section 784.0485, Florida Statutes.

2. THIS INJUNCTION IS ENFORCEABLE IN ALL COUNTIES OF FLORIDA AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MAY EFFECT ARRESTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 901.15(6), FLORIDA STATUTES. The arresting agent shall notify the State Attorney’s Office immediately after arrest.

3. Reporting alleged violations. If Respondent violates the terms of this injunction and has not been arrested, Petitioner may contact the clerk of the circuit court of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred. The clerk shall assist Petitioner in preparing an affidavit in support of reporting the violation or direct Petitioner to the office operated by the court that has been designated by the chief judge of that circuit as the central intake point for violations of injunctions for protection where Petitioner can receive assistance in the preparation of the affidavit in support of the violation. The affidavit shall be immediately forwarded by the office assisting Petitioner to the state attorney of that circuit and to the judge designated by the chief judge as the recipient of affidavits of violations of an injunction. Procedures relating to reporting alleged violations are governed by section 784.0487, Florida Statutes.

4. Respondent, upon service of this injunction, shall be deemed to have knowledge of and to be bound by all matters occurring at the hearing and on the face of this injunction.

5. The temporary injunction, if any, entered in this case is extended until such time as service of this injunction is effected upon Respondent.



DONE AND ORDERED in____________________________, Florida, on ___________________



_____________________________________
CIRCUIT JUDGE
COPIES TO:
Sheriff of ____________________ County

Petitioner (or his or her attorney):
____ by U. S. Mail
____ by hand delivery in open court
(Petitioner must acknowledge receipt in writing on the face of the original order—see below)
Respondent (or his or her attorney):
____ forwarded to sheriff for service
____ by hand delivery in open court
(Respondent must acknowledge receipt in writing on the face the of the original order -- see below)
____ by certified mail
(may only be used when Respondent is present at the hearing and Respondent fails or refuses
to acknowledge the receipt of certified copy of this injunction)
____ State Attorney’s Office
____ Other: ______________________________

I CERTIFY the foregoing is a true copy of the original Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Stalking as it appears on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of ___________ ______County, Florida, and that I have furnished copies of this order as indicated above.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
(SEAL)
By:_______________________________________
Deputy Clerk


ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I, {Name of Petitioner} ___________________________, acknowledge receipt of a certified copy of this Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Stalking.


__________________________________________
Petitioner


ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I, {Name of Respondent} ________________________________, acknowledge receipt of a certified copy of this Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Stalking.


_____________________________________
Respondent

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12.980(w), PETITION BY AFFIDAVIT FOR ORDER TO SHOW
CAUSE FOR A VIOLATION OF FINAL JUDGMENT OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DOMESTIC, REPEAT, DATING, OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE, OR STALKING (05/13)

When should this form be used?

You may use this form if you have a valid Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Domestic, Repeat, Dating, or Sexual Violence, or Stalking in force which has been violated. You should use this affidavit to state the essential facts which establish a violation of the Final Judgment of Injunction.

This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should sign the form before a notary public or the clerk of the circuit court. You should then file the original with such clerk or judge as determined by the chief judge of your circuit to be the recipient of affidavits of violation, provide a copy to the state attorney of that circuit and keep a copy for your records.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.:

Division:
_____,
Petitioner,
          and

______,
Respondent.
PETITION BY AFFIDAVIT FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR A VIOLATION OF FINAL JUDGMENT OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST
( ) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ( ) REPEAT VIOLENCE
( ) DATING VIOLENCE ( ) SEXUAL VIOLENCE ( ) STALKING

I, {full legal name} ___________________________________________, being sworn, certify that I have actual knowledge of the following facts as set forth and the following statements are true:

1. The Court previously issued [Choose one only]
a. ____ Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence
b. ____ Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Repeat Violence
c. ____ Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Dating Violence
d. ____ Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Sexual Violence
e. ____ Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Stalking

in this case on {date} __________________________________________.

The Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection was served on Respondent on
{date} ______________________________.

3. On {date} _________________________, at {place and address} _______________________
____________________________________________________________________________,
the following event(s) took place: _________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
{For cyberstalking, please include a description of all evidence of contacts and/or threats made by Respondent in voice messages, texts, emails, or other electronic communication}
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________.
_____Please indicate here if you are attaching additional pages to continue these facts.

4. Respondent has willfully violated the Injunction by: {explain what Respondent did that violated the Order of Protection}
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
_____Please indicate here if you are attaching additional pages to continue these facts.

5. ____ Please indicate here if you are attaching copies of medical records for treatment you may have received for injuries referred to in your affidavit, or copies of any police or sheriff reports concerning incidents of violence involving you and Respondent.

6. Respondent acted to impair, interfere with, delay, hinder, lessen the authority of, dignity of, and embarrass the cause of justice in a manner contemptuous of this court.

WHEREFORE, I respectfully request that the Court issue an Order to Show Cause, requiring Respondent to appear before the Court to show cause why Respondent should not be held in contempt of court for failure to abide by the terms and conditions of the Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection.

I understand that by filing this affidavit, I am asking the court to hold a hearing, that both Respondent and I will be notified of the hearing, and that I must appear at the hearing. In addition to my own testimony, I understand that I can bring other proof of the violation such as, for example, people who saw Respondent violate the order, pictures, medical records, police reports, or anything might help show the judge how Respondent violated the Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection.

I have read every statement made in this affidavit and each statement is true and correct. I understand that the statements made in this affidavit are being made under penalty of perjury, punishable as provided in Section 837.02, Florida Statutes and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or imprisonment.


Dated: ___________________________ ______________________________________
                          Signature of Petitioner

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF ___________________

Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on by .


NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK

                  [Print, type, or stamp commissioned name of notary or clerk.]
__ Personally known
__ Produced identification
Type of identification produced ________________________________

I certify that a copy of this document was [Choose one only] ( ) mailed ( ) faxed and mailed
( ) hand delivered to the person(s) listed below on {date}_______________________________.
Other party or his/her attorney:
Name:
Address:
City, State, Zip: ______
Fax Number:

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR ______ COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.:

Division:

___________,
Petitioner,
          and

____________,
Respondent.

Description of Respondent:
Sex: _______________ Eye color: __________
Race: ______________ Hair color: __________
Height: ____________ Last known address: _______________________________
Weight: ____________
DOB: ______________

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

This cause comes before the court for review based upon the alleged conduct of Respondent for the issuance of an Order to Show Cause directed to {name} for violation of the Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection as is more specifically set forth in the Petition By Affidavit For Order To Show Cause For a Violation Of Final Judgment Of Injunction For Protection, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof.

NOW, THEREFORE, you, {name}__________________________________________________, are hereby ORDERED to appear before this court before Judge {name} ,
on {date} __________________, at {time} ___.m., in Room ______ of the _______________Courthouse, located at ___________________________, to be arraigned. A subsequent hearing will be scheduled requiring Respondent to show cause why he/she should not be held in contempt of this court for violation of the Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection as is stated in the attached Petition By Affidavit For Order To Show Cause For a Violation of Final Judgment of Injunction For Protection. Punishment, if imposed, may include a fine and incarceration. Should the court determine, based on the evidence presented at the hearing, that Respondent’s conduct warrants sanctions for civil contempt in addition to or instead of indirect criminal contempt, the court reserves the right to find Respondent guilty of civil contempt and impose appropriate civil sanctions.

_____The court hereby appoints the State Attorney’s Office to prosecute the case.

_____Respondent is advised that he/she is entitled to be represented by counsel.


If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact:_________________________
__________________________________________________________________
{identify applicable court personnel by name, address, and telephone number} at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Sheriff of this county serve this Order to Show Cause by delivering copies to Respondent, with proof of Sheriff’s service.

DONE AND ORDERED in __________________ County, Florida, on {date} _______.


______________________________
Circuit Judge

Copies to:
_____ State Attorney
_____ Petitioner or Counsel for Petitioner
_____ Respondent or Counsel for Respondent

[Revised: 04-12-2014]