Legal Information: Tennessee

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 9, 2021

Where can I file for protection under this law?

You should file in the county where the violence or threat against you happened.1 If the abuser (respondent) is not a resident of Tennessee, however, you should file in the county where your workplace is located regardless of whether this is where the violence or threat happened.2

1 TN ST § 20-14-103(a)
2 TN ST § 20-14-103(b)

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