Legal Information: Tribal

Tribal Law

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Updated: 
March 12, 2010

If I have a tribal protection order, do I need a state-issued protection order, and vice versa?

No. You should not need more than one protection order. However, some exceptions may apply. Please see above for more information. You may wish to register your Order with the court in the county or reservation you are currently living in. Registration is not required, but may be helpful in ensuring that your order will be enforced. However you should consult with a domestic violence advocate to see whether registering is in your best interest, because it is possible that registering your order will alert your abuser of your new address.