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From the Desk of Stacy M. Butterfield

Oct 21

Injunctions 101: Everything You Need to Know About Restraining Orders and How to Get One

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 4:27 PM by Hayley Phillips

October is domestic violence awareness month. Did you know? According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than one in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. In Polk County alone, more than 2,200 cases of domestic violence were reported in 2020. The Clerk’s office helps domestic violence survivors obtain injunctions for protection. In recognition of domestic violence awareness month, we’re breaking down the types of injunctions available, how to get an injunction, and the resources available to victims of domestic violence.

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Aug 17

Guardianship 101

Posted on August 17, 2021 at 4:20 PM by Hayley Phillips

From attention-grabbing headlines to high-profile celebrity cases, guardianship cases are a hot topic these days. You might be wondering “what is a guardianship case?”

In Polk County, the Clerk’s office plays an important role in guardianship cases – from handling the court filings to protecting the assets and wellbeing of wards in guardianship arrangements.

Whether you’re following the #FreeBritney movement or simply want to learn more about this hot topic, we’re here to give you a crash course on Guardianship 101.

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Jul 15

Four Ways to Avoid Overpaying for Copies of Your Deeds and Other Public Records

Posted on July 15, 2021 at 10:47 AM by Hayley Phillips

The housing market is hot, and Polk County is no exception. That also means that companies are looking to cash in by targeting recent homebuyers. If your deed or other official record is recorded in Polk County, the Polk County Clerk’s office is here to help you get the information you need. Here are four tips to avoid overpaying for copies of your records:

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