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Legal Statutes: Montana

UPDATED July 16, 2017

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Part 4. Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protection Orders

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(1) "Foreign protection order" means a protection order issued by a court of another state.

(2) "Issuing state" means the state whose court issues a protection order.

(3) "Mutual foreign protection order" means a foreign protection order that includes provisions in favor of both the protected individual seeking enforcement of the order and the respondent.

(4) "Protected individual" means an individual protected by a protection order.

(5) "Protection order" means an injunction or other order issued by a court under the domestic violence, family violence, sexual assault, or stalking laws of the issuing state to prevent an individual from engaging in violent or threatening acts against, harassment of, contact or communication with, or physical proximity to another individual.

(6) "Respondent" means the individual against whom enforcement of a protection order is sought.

(7) "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. The term includes an Indian tribe or band that has jurisdiction to issue protection orders.
En. Sec. 2, Ch. 223, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 259, L. 2003.