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Legal Information: U.S. Virgin Islands

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
December 7, 2020

Do I need to tell the court in the U.S. Virgin Islands if I move?

The court that gave you your protective order may need to have an up-to-date address for you so that court staff can communicate with you if anything happens to your protective order - for example, if the abuser asks the judge to dismiss the order or if your order is changed in any way. If you will not be receiving mail at your old address, you may want to provide the court staff with a new address where you can receive mail.

If you provide your new address to the court staff, you may be able to request that they keep it confidential. If you feel unsafe giving your new address, you may be able to use the address of a friend you trust or a P.O. Box instead.