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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of November 15, 2023

Do I need to tell the court in Kentucky if I move?

If you won’t be getting mail at your old address, you may want to notify the court of your new address. The court that gave you your DVO needs to have an up-to-date address for you if you move because they will communicate with you only by mail if anything happens to your DVO; for example, if the abuser asks the court to modify or dismiss the order.  If you provide your new address to the court, ask that they keep it in a confidential part of your file, so the public will not have access to it. However, your new address could possibly be released to court officials in your new state or law enforcement officials in either Kentucky or your new state. If you feel unsafe giving your new address, you can use the address of a friend you trust or a P.O. Box instead.