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Legal Information: Alabama
In which county can I file for a PFA order?
A petition for a protection from abuse order may be filed in any of the following counties:
- Where you live;
- Where the abuser lives;
- Where you are temporarily staying if you left your residence to get away from the abuser; or
- Where a civil court case is pending between you and the abuser.1
Note: if you have left the home and want to keep the address where you are staying confidential, filing in that county would likely not be a good idea since it would alert the abuser to the fact that you are living in that county.
1 Ala. Code § 30-5-3(c)
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