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Restraining Orders

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September 12, 2023

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

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

1 18 U.S.C. §§ 2266(5); 2265

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