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September 22, 2021

20-14-103. Jurisdiction

(a) Except for proceedings involving a nonresident respondent, the court of competent jurisdiction of the county where the unlawful violence or credible threat of violence occurred shall have jurisdiction over all proceedings under this chapter.

(b) For proceedings under this chapter involving a nonresident respondent, the court of competent jurisdiction where the petitioner’s workplace is located shall have jurisdiction, where the act involving unlawful violence or a credible threat of unlawful violence meets the elements for personal jurisdiction provided for under § 20-2-223(a)(3) or (a)(4).

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