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November 4, 2022

What happens if I move?

Your Order of Protection from Abuse is good no matter where you go in your state. In addition, it can be enforced even if you move to another state. If you move, your order must be given full faith and credit in any other state, territorial or tribal court .1 That means that your order will be good wherever you go.

Some states require that you register your order with them before it is effective. If you move, call the clerk of court in your new area. Tell the clerk that you have an Order of Protection from Abuse from Delaware, and ask if you need to register it with them.

Note: For information on enforcing a military protection order (MPO) off the military installation or enforcing a civil protection order (CPO) on a military installation, please see our Military Protective Orders page.

1 18 U.S.C. Secs. 2265 and 2266
2 10 Del. C. § 1049B

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