Florida Protective Orders

Code Section
741.30 & 31

Activity Addressed by Order
Exclude from dwelling; enjoin contact; regarding minor children: grant temporary custody visitations, temporary support; counseling; restrain from committing any acts of domestic violence

Duration
Ex parte temporary: maximum 15 days. General protective order: maximum 1 year, can reapply but maximum an additional year each time

Penalty for a Violation of Order
Misdemeanor in 1st degree

Who May Apply for Order
Any family or household member who is a victim of domestic violence or one who has reasonable cause to believe he or she is about to become victim

Fees Waived
Yes

Transmission to Law Enforcement
Within 24 hours of issuance

Civil Liability
Civil contempt


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