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Legal Statutes: Rhode Island

UPDATED May 25, 2017

Rhode Island Statutes

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Chapter 15.1. The Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act

back to top15-15.1-4.1. Form of certification or confirmation

A form in substantially the following language shall suffice for the purposes of filing of certificate or confirmation:


__________, SC

__________(Name) Petitioner


__________(Name) C.A. No. Respondent

It is hereby certified that the attached is a true and correct copy of the order entered in the above-captioned action on __(date) and that the original of the attached order was duly executed by the judicial authority whose signature appears thereon. The order expires on _(date).
The order is: [ ] a civil protection/restraining order.
OR [ ] a criminal protection/restraining order, that recognizes the standing of the plaintiff to seek enforcement of the order.
It is further certified that:

(a) the issuing court determined that it had jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter under the laws of _(state or Indian tribe).

(b) the respondent was given reasonable notice and had opportunity to be heard before this order was issued; or if the order was issued ex parte, the respondent was given notice and had opportunity to be heard after the order was issued, consistent with the rights of the respondent to due process.

(c) the order was otherwise issued in accordance with the requirements of the Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic-Violence Protection Orders Act, and the Violence Against Women Act, 18 U.S.C. section 2265.
For custody and visitation orders:

(d) the order was otherwise issued in accordance with the requirements of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act or the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act of this state/territory and is consistent with the provisions of the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act. 28 U.S.C. section 1738A.
The attached order shall be presumed to be valid and enforceable in this and other jurisdictions.
Signature of Clerk of court or other authorized official:
History: 2006 Ch. 06-259