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Legal Information: Tennessee

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
November 27, 2023

In which county do I file the petition?

The petition must be filed in the county where the abuser lives or the county where the abuse took place. If the abuser lives outside of Tennessee, then the petition can be filed where you live.1

1 Tenn. Code § 71-6-124(a)(1)(E)