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Legal Information: Maine

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Updated: 
March 4, 2020

How do I get my protection from abuse order enforced in another state?

Federal law does not require you to take any special steps to get your protection from abuse order enforced in another state. However, many states do have laws or regulations (rules) about enforcement of out-of-state orders. These rules differ from state to state, so it is important to find out what the rules are before you try to get your protection from abuse order enforced in another state. Although knowing the state rules can make enforcement easier, a valid protection from abuse order is enforceable regardless of whether it has been registered or filed in the new state.