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Legal Statutes: Mississippi

UPDATED August 12, 2016

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Article 1. Protection from Domestic Abuse Law

back to top93-21-16. Protective orders from other jurisdictions; validity and enforcement

(1) A protective order from another jurisdiction issued to protect the applicant from abuse as defined in Section 93-21-3, or a protection order as defined in Section 93-22-3, issued by a tribunal of another state shall be accorded full faith and credit by the courts of this state and enforced in this state as provided for in the Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act.

(2) For purposes of enforcement by Mississippi law enforcement officers, a protective order from another jurisdiction, or a protection order as defined in Section 93-22-3 and issued by a tribunal of another state, is presumed to be valid if it meets the requirements of Section 93-22-7.

(3) For purposes of judicial enforcement of a protective order issued in another jurisdiction, or a protection order as defined in Section 93-22-3 and issued by a tribunal of another state, an order is presumed valid if it meets the requirements of Section 93-22-5(4). It is an affirmative defense in any action seeking enforcement of a protective order issued in another jurisdiction, or a protection order as defined in Section 93-22-3 and issued by a tribunal of another state, that any criteria for the validity of the order is absent.
Laws 1999, Ch. 434, § 1; Laws 1999, Ch. 552, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2004, Ch. 566, § 11, eff. July 1, 2004; Laws 2007, Ch. 589, § 6, eff. July 1, 2007.