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Legal Information: California
Can I get my DVRO from California enforced in another state?
Yes. Federal law states that all valid DVROs granted in the United States receive “full faith and credit” in all state and tribal courts within the US, including US territories.1 See How do I know if my DVRO is good under federal law? to find out if your DVRO qualifies.
If you have a valid California DVRO that meets federal standards, it can be enforced in another state. Each state must enforce out-of-state DVROs in the same way it enforces its own orders.
1 18 U.S.C. § 2265
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