Legal Information: Georgia
Updated: October 31, 2023
Can I get my family violence protective order enforced if I move?
If you move within Georgia, it is often a good idea to talk with an advocate at a domestic violence organization in your new community so the advocate can help you with safety planning. Your order is enforceable anywhere in Georgia. Additionally, the federal law provides what is called “full faith and credit,” which means that once you have a criminal or civil protective order, it follows you wherever you go, including U.S. territories and tribal lands. If you are moving to a new state, please visit our Moving to Another State with a Family Violence Protective Order page for more information.
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