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Legal Information: New York

Restraining Orders

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November 9, 2020

What happens if I move? Is my order still enforceable?

Your order of protection is enforceable in all states. If a person obtains an order of protection in one state and leaves that state, the law requires that all other states give “full faith and credit” to the order, meaning that it will be enforced just like it would be in NY. However, each state has its own laws and procedures. Some, like New York, have a computer system into which orders are entered and registered.

Any person with a valid order of protection (an order that has not expired) who relocates to another state may want to inquire at a court or law enforcement agency for instructions on the registration and enforcement of orders in that state.