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Legal Information: Florida
Updated: January 27, 2020
Step 1: Go to the courthouse and get the necessary forms.
You can file a petition for an injunction for protection against stalking in the circuit court located in the circuit where you currently live (even if it’s only a temporary residence), where the respondent lives, or where the stalking occurred.1 Go to the clerk’s office to get the forms that you need. To look for the location of the courthouse near you, go to our FL Courthouse Locations page.
1 Fla. Stat. § 784.0485(1)(f)
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