Under Florida Statutes, if a person is the victim of domestic violence or if a person has reasonable cause to fear that he or she is in imminent danger of domestic violence, that person can seek a protective order. For the purposes of this statute, however, it is important to understand what "domestic violence" is and what "imminent danger" looks like.
Florida Statutes section 741.28 lists a number of types of domestic violence. Per that statute, domestic violence includes assault and battery. However, it also includes stalking and sexual assault. Also, kidnapping and false imprisonment are considered to be acts of domestic violence. Domestic violence can take place between two spouses, ex-spouses, blood relatives, roommates and unmarried parents of a child.