Legal Information: Rhode Island

Restraining Orders

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November 30, 2023

I was granted temporary custody with my out-of-state protection order. Will I still have temporary custody of my children in Rhode Island?

Yes.  As long as the child custody provision complies with certain federal laws,1 Rhode Island can enforce a temporary custody order that is a part of a protection order.

To have someone read over your order and tell you if it meets these standards, contact a lawyer in your area.  To find a lawyer in your area click here RI Finding a Lawyer.

1 The federal laws are the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) or the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980.


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