Legal Information: Mississippi

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
September 27, 2017

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

In some states, you will need a certified copy of your protective order. A certified copy says that it is a "true and correct" copy; it is signed and initialed by the clerk of court that gave you the order, and usually has some kind of court stamp on it. In Mississippi, a certified order is called an “attested” order, and it has a stamp with the date it was filed along with the clerk’s signature.

If the copy you originally received was not a certified copy, you can go to the court that gave you the order and ask the clerk's office for a certified copy.

Note: It is 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 to 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. You can give a copy to the security guard or person at the front desk where you live and/or work along with a picture of the abuser and you can give a copy of the order to anyone who is named in and protected by the order.