To obtain a Restraining Order, you may e File your pleadings utilizing the e Portal filing system or appear in person at one of the following Domestic Violence Service Locations, excluding Courthouse Holidays.
The decision is made the same day and the Petitioner/Counsel is responsible for obtaining a copy of the ruling along with all associated documents.
Also, if you have reason to believe that your phone may be traced, vehicle, or any other electronic device, you may temporarily want to look into other means of communication and/or transportation.
The Domestic Violence Department Team helps those affected by domestic; repeat, sexual, dating and stalking violence obtain injunctions for protection.
Repeat Violence means two incidents of violence or stalking committed by the respondent, one of which must have been within six months of the filing of the petition, which are directed against the petitioner or the petitioner's immediate family member(s) that is a minor. This self help forms pack is available for you to download free of charge.
A restraining order may include requirements that restrain the Respondent from further acts of violence; order the Respondent to leave a shared dwelling; prevent the Respondent from coming to your home, school or place of employment; and/or award temporary custody of minor child(ren).
INSTRUCTIONS — When filing a complaint, bring the following with you: Stalking (Florida Statutes 784) is defined as someone who is purposefully following or harassing you repeatedly over a period of time for no legitimate purpose, causing you emotional stress.
We represent respondents and petitioners in cases throughout Alachua County, Union County, Bradford County, Marion County, and the surrounding areas.
Call an experienced domestic violence attorney in Gainesville, FL, to discuss your defense today.
Florida law provides a mechanism to issue injunctions for protection against domestic violence (also called restraining orders). The person who files the petition is called the petitioner.