PETITION BY AFFIDAVIT FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR A VIOLATION OF FINAL JUDGMENT OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST VIOLENCE
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORM 12.980(w), PETITION BY AFFIDAVIT FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR A VIOLATION OF FINAL JUDGMENT OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DOMESTIC, REPEAT, DATING, OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE, OR STALKING (11/15)
When should this form be used?

You may use this form if you have a valid Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Domestic, Repeat, Dating, or Sexual Violence, or Stalking, in force which has been violated. You should use this affidavit to state the essential facts which establish a violation of the Final Judgment of Injunction.

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 such clerk or judge as determined by the chief judge of your circuit to be the recipient of affidavits of violation, provide a copy to the state attorney of that circuit and keep a copy for your records.

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. If you elect to participate in electronic service, which means serving or receiving pleadings by electronic mail (e-mail), or through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, you must review Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. You may also find this rule at www.flcourts.org through the link to the Rules of Judicial Administration provided under either Family Law Forms: Getting Started, or Rules of Court in the A-Z Topical Index.

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.



Your Full Legal Name:
I am the:   Petitioner's full legal name (only if you aren't the petitioner):
Respondent's full legal name:



Other Party or his/her attorney Information:
Name of the person served: (The other party or attorney)



Address:
City, State, Zip:
Phone:

Fax:


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

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Respondent.


PETITION BY AFFIDAVIT FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR A VIOLATION OF FINAL JUDGMENT OF INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST {Choose one only}




I, , being sworn, certify that I have actual knowledge of the following facts as set forth and the following statements are true:

1.The Court previously issued a
in this case on {date}

2. The Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection was served on Respondent on

Statements about the Violation
3. On {date} , at {place and address} , the following event(s) took place:


{For cyberstalking, please include a description of all evidence of contacts and/or threats made by Respondent in voice messages, texts, emails, or other electronic communication}


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

4. Respondent has willfully violated the Injunction by (explain what Respondent did that violated the Order of Protection.)

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

5. Check here if you are attaching copies of medical records for treatment you may have received for injuries referred to in your affidavit, or copies of any police or sheriff reports concerning incidents of violence involving you and Respondent.

6. Respondent acted to impair, interfere with, delay, hinder, lessen the authority of, dignity of, and embarrass the cause of justice in a manner contemptuous of this court.

WHEREFORE, I respectfully request that the Court issue an Order to Show Cause, requiring Respondent to appear before the Court to show cause why Respondent should not be held in contempt of court for failure to abide by the terms and conditions of the Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection.

I understand that by filing this affidavit, I am asking the court to hold a hearing, that both Respondent and I will be notified of the hearing, and that I must appear at the hearing. In addition to my own testimony, I understand that I can bring other proof of the violation such as, for example, people who saw Respondent violate the order, pictures, medical records, police reports, or anything that might help show the judge how Respondent violated the Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection.

I have read every statement made in this affidavit and each statement is true and correct. I understand that the statements made in this affidavit are being made under penalty of perjury, punishable as provided in Section 837.02, Florida Statutes and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or imprisonment.

Dated: 09-23-17


I certify that a copy of this document was [check one only]



on{date}

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