INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12.980(i) MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DOMESTIC, REPEAT, DATING, OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE, OR STALKING (03/15)
When should this form be used?

If you are the petitioner on a previously entered injunction for protection against domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence, sexual violence, or stalking, and that injunction will soon expire, you may use this form to request that the court extend the injunction. You must file a motion for extension BEFORE the previously entered order expires.

This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should sign it before a notary public or the clerk of the circuit court. You should then file the original with the clerk in the county where the petition was filed and keep a copy for your records. If you have any questions or need assistance completing this form, the clerk or family law intake staff will help you.

What should I do next?

For your case to proceed, you will need to set a hearing on your motion. You must properly notify the other party of the motion and hearing. You should check with the clerk of court for information on the local procedure for scheduling a hearing. When you know the date and time of your hearing, you should file Notice of Hearing (General), Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.923, or other appropriate notice of hearing form. You will need to serve a copy of your motion and Notice of Hearing on the other party by U.S. mail, e-mail, or hand delivery . Service of your motion must be in in a mannerthat is reasonably calculated to apprise the other party of your motion and the hearing. Please note that if notice is mailed or e-mailing, the court in certain circumstances may not consider mailing or e-mailing to be adequate notice. If you want to be sure, you should consider using certified mail, return receipt requested, or having the motion personally served. This is a technical area of the law; if you have any questions about it, you should consult a lawyer. For more information on personal service, see the instructions for Summons: Personal Service on an Individual, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.910(a).

You will need to appear at the hearing on your motion. After the hearing, if the judge grants your motion, he or she will prepare an Order Extending Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence, Repeat Violence, Dating Violence, or Sexual Violence, or Stalking, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(m). After the judge signs the order, the clerk will provide you with the necessary copies. Make sure that you keep a certified copy of the previously entered injunction AND a certified copy of the order extending that injunction with you at all times.

Where can I look for more information?

Before proceeding, you should read General Information for Self-Represented Litigants found at the beginning of these forms. The words that are in bold underline are defined in that section.  The clerk of the circuit court or family law intake staff will help you complete any necessary domestic, repeat, dating, or sexual violence forms and will answer any question that you may have.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING E-FILING

The Florida Rules of Judicial Administration now require that all petitions, pleadings, and documents be filed electronically except in certain circumstances. Self-represented litigants may file petitions or other pleadings or documents electronically; however, they are not required to do so. If you choose to file your pleadings or other documents electronically, you must do so in accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.525, and you must follow the procedures of the judicial circuit in which you file. The rules and procedures should be carefully read and followed.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING E-SERVICE ELECTION

After the initial service of process of the petition or supplemental petition by the Sheriff or certified process server, the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration now require that all documents required or permitted to be served on the other party must be served by electronic mail (e-mail) except in certain circumstances. You must strictly comply with the format requirements set forth in the Rules of Judicial Administration.

SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANTS MAY SERVE DOCUMENTS BY E-MAIL; HOWEVER, THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED TO DO SO. If a self-represented litigant elects to serve and receive documents by e-mail, the procedures must always be followed once the initial election is made.

To serve and receive documents by e-mail, you must designate your e-mail addresses by using the Designation of Current Mailing and E-mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915, and you must provide your e-mail address on each form on which your signature appears. Please CAREFULLY read the rules and instructions for: Certificate of Service (General), Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.914; Designation of Current Mailing and E-mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915; and Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516.

Special notes...

With this form you may also file the following:

•     Petitioner's Request for Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(h), if your petition is for an injunction for protection against domestic violence or sexual violence and you wish to keep your address confidential.
•     When completing this form, you should make sure that your reasons for requesting that the injunction be extended are stated clearly and that you include all relevant facts.




Your Full Legal Name:
Respondent's Full Legal Name:


(This section is about you. It must be completed; however, if you fear that disclosing your address would put you in danger because you are the victim of sexual battery, aggravated child abuse, stalking, aggravated stalking, harassment, aggravated battery, or domestic violence, you should complete and file a Request for Confidential Filing of Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(h), and write "confidential" in the space provided on this form for your address and telephone number.)

Petitioner currently lives at the following address: {street address}
{City, State, Zip}
Telephone Number: {area code and number}

Petitioner's attorney's name is (If you do not have an attorney, write "none."):


Attorney's Phone: (Leave blank if you don't have an attorney)


Attorney's Address: (Leave blank if you don't have an attorney)


Attorney's City, State and Zip: (Leave blank if you don't have an attorney)



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR  COUNTY, FLORIDA
,
,


,
Petitioner,

and

,
Respondent.


THIS IS A MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF AN INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST




SECTION II. RESPONDENT (This section is about the person you want to be protected from. It must be completed.)

New information about Respondent, since the current injunction was issued: (If known, write Respondent’s new address, place of employment, physical description, vehicle, aliases or nicknames, or attorney’s name.)
SECTION III. CASE HISTORY AND REASON FOR SEEKING EXTENSION OF INJUNCTION
  1. Describe any attempts since the date of the current injunction by either Petitioner or Respondent to get an injunction for protection in this or any other court (other than the injunction you are asking to extend in this motion).
  2. Describe any other court cases (including city, state, and case numbers, if known) since the date of the current injunction between Petitioner and Respondent, including any cases involving the parties' minor child(ren), divorce, juvenile dependency, guardianship, or other civil or criminal cases.
  3. Petitioner requests that the previously entered injunction for protection against domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence, sexual violence, or stalking, be extended for the following specific reasons: {State in detail why you wish the injunction to remain in effect.}

    Please indicate here if you are attaching additional pages to continue these facts.

  4. Petitioner genuinely fears the continued threat of violence or stalking by Respondent.

SECTION IV. REQUESTED RELIEF
  1. Petitioner understands that the Court will hold a hearing on this motion and that he or she must appear at the hearing.

  2. Petitioner asks the Court to enter an order in this case that extends the previously entered injunction
    for a period of
    or until modified or dissolved by the court.


I certify that a copy of this document was



{date}

Other party or his/her attorney: Name:
Address:

City, State and Zip:

Fax:

Designated E-Mail Address(es):

I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this motion and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or imprisonment.
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