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Legal Information: Washington

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
December 3, 2020

Can I get someone to help me? Do I need a lawyer?

You do not need a lawyer to get your domestic violence order for protection enforced in another state.

However, you may want to get help from a local domestic violence advocate or attorney in the state where you move.  A domestic violence advocate can let you know what the advantages and disadvantages are for registering your domestic violence order for protection, and help you through the process if you decide to do so.

To find a domestic violence advocate or an attorney in the state you are moving to, select your state from the Advocates and Shelters page for advocates or the Finding a Lawyer page for legal services.