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Domestic Violence

The Domestic Violence area of the Family Law Department handles the filing of injunctions for protection against domestic violence. Injunctions for protection against repeat violence, dating violence and sexual violence, for those individuals not covered by the domestic violence injunction, are also filed in this department.

Domestic Violence becomes a criminal offense when the injunction is violated. The Misdemeanor / County Criminal Department handles the court case files involved with the resulting criminal charges.

Select from one of the following links to find more information about the Domestic Violence Department of the Clerk's Office:

Family Law Fees
Fees related to the Family Law Department and Domestic Violence Department.

Domestic Violence FAQs
Some of the most common questions and answers dealing with Domestic Violence.

Domestic Violence Forms
Download Domestic Violence Forms

Domestic Violence Contact Information
Need to visit, email, call, or write to the Domestic Violence Department to get more information? You can find that information here.

Domestic Violence Checklist 

Dating Violence Checklist 

Repeat Violence Checklist 

Sexual Violence Checklist 

The following videos are provided by the Florida State Courts system. They will give parties considering a petition for protection an understanding of the process of filing for an injunction as well as what to expect during the hearing. These videos address many of the questions parties might have about what will happen during the process of an injunction case.

Videos: Florida Injunctions for Protection, An Overview 

Videos: Florida Injunctions for Protection, The Hearing