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Where do I File?

Venue Discussion

Venue – means the proper place to file a court action.  In other words, the county that the case should be filed in.

A Domestic Violence injunction in Florida can be filed in the circuit where:

  • The petitioner currently or temporarily resides; OR

  • Where the respondent resides; OR

  • Where the acts of domestic violence took place.

Note:  There is no minimum requirement of residence to petition for an injunction for protection.

Section 741.30 (1)(j), Florida Statutes.

 

A Stalking injunction in Florida can be filed in the circuit where:

  • The petitioner currently or temporarily resides; OR

  • Where the respondent resides; OR

  • Where the acts of stalking took place.

Note:  There is no minimum requirement of residence to petition for an injunction for protection.

Section 784.0485(1)(f), Florida Statutes.

 

Dating, Sexual and Repeat Injunctions in Florida can be filed in the county where:

  • Where the respondent resides; OR

  • Where the acts of stalking took place.

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