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Legal Information: Virginia


December 4, 2020

Can I get temporary custody if I have a protective order against the other parent?

As part of your protective order, the judge can award you temporary custody of your child, which would last until the protective order expires.1 For more information on protective orders, please see VA Protective Orders (for Family Abuse).

1 Va. Code § 16.1-279.1(A)(8)