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Legal Information: Florida

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
January 27, 2020

Where can I file for an injunction for protection against domestic violence?

You can file for an injunction for protection against domestic violence in the circuit where you live permanently or temporarily, where the abuser lives, or where the abuse occurred.1

However, if you have left the home and want to keep the address where you are staying confidential, filing in that county would likely not be a good idea since it would alert the abuser to the fact that you are living in that county.

1 Fla. Stat. § 741.30