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

This form may be used if you are a party to a previously entered injunction for protection against domestic, repeat, dating, or sexual violence, or stalking, and you want the court to modify the terms of the injunction. If you use this form, you are called the moving party.

This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should sign the form 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 original petition was filed and keep a copy for your records. You must file a motion for modification before the previously entered order expires. 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. Service of your motion must be in 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 or e-mailed, 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. If you are not represented by an attorney in this action, you must file proof that the other party personally received notice of your motion. 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 a hearing on your motion for modification of injunction. After the hearing, if the judge grants your motion, he or she will prepare a new injunction for protection that contains the modifications. After the judge signs the new injunction, the clerk will provide you with the necessary copies. Make sure that you keep a certified copy of the new 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; or stalking 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...

If the injunction you are seeking to modify is for domestic violence and you want the court to modify alimony, child support, or time-sharing of minor child(ren), you must establish that there has been a change in circumstance(s), as required by chapter 61, Florida Statutes, or chapter 741, Florida Statutes, as applicable, that requires this (these) modification(s). Be sure that you make these change(s) clear in your motion.

With this form you may also file the following:

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.

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(d), must be completed and attached if the modification(s) you are seeking involves temporary custody of any minor child(ren).

Family Law Financial Affidavit, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure Form 12.902(b) or (c), must be completed and attached if the modification(s) you are seeking involves temporary alimony or temporary child support.

• When completing this form, you should make sure that your reasons for requesting that the injunction be modified are stated clearly and that you include all relevant facts.



SECTION I. MOVING PARTY

(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, stalking, aggravated child abuse, 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.)

Your Full Legal Name:
Moving Party is the:  
Respondent's full legal name:

Moving Party currently lives at the following address:

{street address}
{city, state, and zip code}
Phone {area code and number}

Moving Party's attorney:
Attorney's name:

Attorney's Phone:


Attorney's Address:


Attorney's City, State and Zip:

(If you don't have an attorney, type "none")

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


,
Petitioner,

and

,
Respondent.


MOTION FOR MODIFICATION OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST







SECTION II. NEW INFORMATION (This section must be completed.)

New information since the previous injunction was issued: (If known, write the other party's new address, place of employment, physical description, vehicle, aliases or nicknames, or attorney’s name.)



SECTION III. CASE HISTORY AND REASON FOR SEEKING MODIFICATION 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 modify in this motion).
  2. Describe any other court cases (including 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. Moving Party requests that the previously entered injunction for protection against domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence, sexual violence, or stalking, be modified for the following specific reasons: {State why you wish the injunction to be changed.}

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


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

  2. Moving Party asks the Court to enter an order in this case, that modifies the previously entered injunction in the following ways: {State how you wish the injunction to be changed.}


I certify that a copy of this document was





on{date}

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

City, State and Zip:

Fax:

Designated E-Mail Address(es):

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