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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of October 6, 2023

If I am not eligible to get an injunction for protection against domestic violence, is there some other injunction that I can get for protection against violence?

If you do not qualify for an injunction for protection against domestic violence, you might qualify for one of these other types of injunctions - click on the link to learn more:

  1. Injunction Against Repeat Violence
  2. Injunction Against Dating Violence 
  3. Injunction Against Sexual Violence

You also may file any of these petitions on behalf of any minor child (under 18) who is living at home and who is the victim of the violence for which protection is sought.1

The clerk of the circuit court will provide you with forms and instructions for filing any of these petitions. The clerk also will assist you in filling out the forms. You can also visit our FL Download Court Forms page for links to online forms.

The process will be similar to the process described above in Steps for obtaining an injunction for protection against domestic violence.

1 Fla. Stat. § 784.046