Legal Information: Alabama

Restraining Orders

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September 1, 2023

I was granted temporary custody with my protection order.  Will I still have temporary custody of my children in Alabama?

As long as the child custody provision meets the standards of federal laws,1 Alabama can enforce a temporary custody order that is a part of a protection order. To have someone read over your order and tell you if it meets this legal standard, contact a lawyer in your area. To find a lawyer in your area, visit our AL Finding a Lawyer page.

1 The federal laws are the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) or the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980.

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