Legal Information: New Jersey
I was granted temporary custody with my restraining order. Will another state enforce this custody order?
Yes. Custody, visitation, and child support provisions that are included in a restraining order can be enforced across state lines. Federal law requires courts and law enforcement officials in other states to enforce these provisions.1
1 18 U.S.C. § 2266
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