Legal Information: Louisiana

Restraining Orders

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March 18, 2022

Do I need anything special to get my DVPO enforced in another state?

It may be helpful to have a certified copy of your protective order. A certified copy says that it is a “true and correct” copy. In Louisiana, a certified order has a stamp and a seal on it.

The copy you originally received should have been a certified copy. If your copy is not a certified copy, go to the court that gave you the order and ask the clerk’s office for a certified copy. There is no fee to get a certified copy of a your protective order.

Note: It is generally a good idea to keep a copy of the order with you at all times. You will also want to bring several copies of the order with you when you move. Leave copies of the order at your work place, at your home, at the children’s school or daycare, in your car, with a sympathetic neighbor, and so on. Give a copy to the security guard or person at the front desk where you live and/or work along with a photo of the abuser. Give a copy of the order to anyone who is named in and protected by the order.

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