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How do I get my protection order enforced in another state?
Federal law does not require you to take any special steps to get your protection order enforced in another state. Many states do have laws or regulations (rules) about registering or filing of out-of-state orders, which can make enforcement easier, but a valid protection order is enforceable regardless of whether it has been registered or filed in the new state.
To speak to someone at a local domestic violence organization, go to our Advocates and Shelters page and enter your new state in the drop-down menu.
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