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From the Desk of Stacy M. Butterfield

Dec 21

Five Ways Online Services Can Make Your Holiday Season Less Stressful

Posted on December 21, 2021 at 2:21 PM by Hayley Phillips

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived, but it’s no secret that even the happiest of holidays come with their fair share of stress. Between travelling, shopping for gifts, and preparing to see family, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

With so much on our minds during this busy time, remembering to visit the courthouse to take care of business at the Clerk’s office probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list. Luckily, the Polk County Clerk’s office offers online services to save you a trip to the courthouse. With 24/7 access, here are five ways our online services are here to help make your holidays less stressful.

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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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