Legal Information: Kentucky

Restraining Orders

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October 7, 2022

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

Yes, if you won’t be getting mail at your old address. The court that gave you your DVO needs to have an up-to-date address for you if you move. That’s because they will communicate with you only by mail if anything happens to your DVO - for example, if your abuser asks the court to dismiss the order or if your order is changed in any way. If you will not be receiving mail at your old address, it is a good idea to provide the Court with a new address where you can receive mail. If you provide your new address to the Court, they will keep it confidential. It will be kept in a confidential part of your file, and 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.

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