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Laws current as of
January 11, 2024

What happens if there is a custody, visitation, or support order made within a protective order, and the protective order expires?

Any order for custody, visitation, or support that is made within your ex parte temporary protective order or a final protective order will continue to be effective even when the protective order ends.1 You may want to ask the judge to specifically write this fact into the protective order to make future enforcement of it easier since this new law may not yet be printed on the protective order forms.

1 Cal.Fam.Code § 6340(a)