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Legal Information: Alabama

Statutes: Alabama

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Updated: 
January 6, 2020

Section 30-5B-2. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following words have the following meanings:
(1) Court. A circuit or district court authorized by statute to issue or modify a protective order.
(2) Foreign protection order. A protection order issued by a tribunal of another state.
(3) Issuing state. The state whose tribunal issues a protection order.
(4) Mutual foreign protection order. A foreign protection order that includes provisions in favor of both the protected individual seeking enforcement of the order and the respondent.
(5) Protected individual. An individual protected by a protection order.
(6) Protection order. An injunction or other order, issued by a tribunal under the domestic violence or family violence 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.
(7) Respondent. The individual against whom enforcement of a protection order is sought.
(8) State. 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.
(9) Tribunal. A court, agency, or other entity authorized by law to issue or modify a protection order.