INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
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
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 ofInjunction.
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 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
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)