Legal Information: Alabama

Restraining Orders

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February 11, 2022

I was granted temporary custody with my protection order.  Will another state enforce this custody order?

Yes. Custody, visitation, and child support provisions that are included in a protection order can be enforced across state lines. Law enforcement and courts in another state are required by federal law to enforce these provisions.1

118 USC § 2265(a); definition of a “protection order” found at 18 USC § 2266(5)

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