MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF AN INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST VIOLENCE
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12.980(i),
MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, REPEAT VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE
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, or sexual violence 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 to the other party.  Service of your motion must be in a manner that is reasonably calculated to apprise the other party of your motion and the hearing.  *Please note that if notice is mailed, the court in certain circumstances may not consider 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, 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.

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:
I am the:  
Respondent's full legal name:

Your current address (if this is a domestic violence or sexual violence case and you fear that disclosing your address to the respondent would put you in danger, you should complete and file Petitioner's 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.):

Address:
City, State, Zip
Phone:

Your attorney's name: (If you don't have an attorney, type "none")


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


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


Your 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.)

Respondent's address (if known)


Respondent's City, State and Zip (if known)


Respondent's phone (if known)


Respondent's fax (if known)


Respondent's attorney's name (if known)


Respondent's attorney's address (if known)


Respondent's attorney's City, State and Zip (if known)


Respondent's attorney's fax (if known)

Other New information about Respondent, since the current injunction was issued: (If known, write Respondent's place of employment, physical description, vehicle, aliases or nicknames)
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, or sexual violence be extended for the following specific reasons: {State in detail why you wish the injunction to remain in effect.}
    Check here if you are attaching additional pages to continue these facts.

  4. Petitioner genuinely fears the continued threat of violence 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 [check one only]


{date}

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