What are other steps in the legal process?

As petitioner (the person filing), you will be sworn under oath as to the truthfulness of the allegations of abuse entered on your petition, under the penalty of perjury.

The court will review your petition, and based on the allegations determine to:

  • Grant a Temporary Injunction, and grant some or all requests
  • Set the matter for a hearing to determine if an injunction will be entered

If the court grants the injunction:

  • There will be a hearing on the extension of that injunction generally within 15 days from the date the Temporary Injunction was issued.
  • You must attend the hearing or the hearing may be rescheduled or the injunction may be dismissed.
  • The Clerk will process the Temporary Injunction to the Sheriff's Department that has jurisdiction over where the respondent may be found.

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1. What are the statutory requirements for filing a "Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence?
2. What is an injunction?
3. Where can I obtain an injunction?
4. Is there a fee for filing an Injunction of Protection?
5. What Information is helpful in filing a Petition for Injunction?
6. What are other steps in the legal process?
7. What if the respondent is outside the State of Florida?
8. What can the injunction do for you?
9. Can my child be a witness?
10. How long does the injunction remain in effect?
11. Can I have my weapons for the hunting season?
12. Do I need an attorney?