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If a protective order is filed against me in one state is it valid in another?

Yes, domestic violence protective orders are valid across state lines. According to federal law, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 requires every state to recognize and enforce the protective orders of other states.

The act has a provision clarifying that protective orders from a particular state must be given “full faith and credit” in another state. This means that a protective order from one state must be treated by another state as if it were issued as their own original order.

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