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Florida Statutes 741.30

Domestic Violence With Children PacketThe domestic violence laws only apply to your situation if the respondent is your spouse, former spouse, related to you by blood or marriage, living with you now or has lived with you in the past (if you are or were living as a family), or the other parent of your child(ren) whether or not you have ever been married or ever lived together.  With exception of persons who have a child the family or household members must be currently residing together or have in the past resided together in the same single dwelling unit.
Domestic Violence Without Children PacketThe domestic violence laws only apply to your situation if the respondent is your spouse, former spouse, related to you by blood or marriage, living with you now or has lived with you in the past (if you are or were living as a family), or the other parent of your child(ren) whether or not you have ever been married or ever lived together.  With exception of persons who have a child the family or household members must be currently residing together or have in the past resided together in the same single dwelling unit.

Florida Statute 784

Repeat Violence PacketRepeat Violence means that two incidents of violence have been committed against you or a member of your immediate family by another person, one of which must have been within six (6) months of filing this petition.
Dating Violence PacketThe dating relationship must have existed within the past six months, the nature of the relationship must have been characterized by the expectation of affection or sexual involvement between the parties. Dating Violence does not include violence in a casual acquaintanceship or violence between individuals who only have engaged in ordinary fraternization in a business or social context.
Sexual Violence Packet

Sexual violence means any one incident of:

  1. Sexual battery as defined in Chapter 794, Florida Statutes
  2. A lewd or lascivious act, as defined in Chapter 800, Florida Statutes committed upon or in the presence of a person younger than 16.
  3. Luring or enticing a child, as described in Chapter 787, Florida Statutes
  4. Sexual performance by a child, as described in Chapter 827, Florida Statutes
  5. Any other forcible felony wherein a sexual act is committed or attempted
Stalking Violence PacketStalking means the repeated following, harassment, or cyberstalking of one by another.