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Legal Statutes: Tennessee

UPDATED June 16, 2017

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Part 6. Domestic Abuse

back to top36-3-603. Protection orders; duration

(a) If an order of protection is ordered by a court and either the petitioner or respondent files a complaint for divorce, the order of protection shall remain in effect until the court in which the divorce action lies modifies or dissolves the order.

(b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a petitioner from requesting relief under this section in a divorce action.

[Acts 1979, ch. 350, § 2; T.C.A., § 36-1202; Acts 1986, ch. 715, § 1.]