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Legal Information: Idaho

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of November 7, 2023

I was granted temporary custody with my protection order. Can I take my kids out of the state?

Whether you can take your kids out of state may depend on what exactly your protection order says about custody and visitation. You may have to ask the judge for permission before you leave the state with your kids. If the abuser has the right to visit with your children, then you may have to get the order changed. You may have to convince the judge that there is a fair and realistic alternative to the current visitation schedule. To read more about custody laws, go to our Idaho Custody page.

If you are unsure whether or not you can take your kids out of the state, talk to a lawyer who understands domestic violence and custody laws. You can find contact information for legal assistance in Idaho on our Idaho Finding a Lawyer page.