Generally, Florida law states that a court can enter an injunction to protect the victim of violence under any of the following types of violent relationships:
Domestic Violence: Requires that the parties have lived together "as if a family" or have a child together. Petitioner must be a victim of domestic violence, or have reasonable cause to believe that violence is imminent.
Repeat Violence: Requires that the respondent have committed two incidents of violence against the petitioner or the petitioner's immediate family member, one of the incidents must have been within the past six months.
Dating Violence: Requires that the parties have had a continuing dating relationship within the past six months that involved the expectation of affection or sexual involvement. Petitioner must be a victim of violence or have reasonable cause to believe violence is imminent.
Sexual Violence: The Petitioner must be a victim of sexual violence, have reported that crime and be cooperating with law enforcement agencies; or the respondent who committed the sexual violence was sentenced and the term of imprisonment is expired or is due to expire within 90 days.
Stalking: The Petitioner must be a victim of stalking or cyberstalking committed by the respondent. A person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits stalking.