Out-of-state restraining orders

Some victims leave the state where they have lived to protect themselves against further abuse.  Domestic violence crosses state boundaries.

Under the Federal Violence against Women Act, a woman fleeing the state with a restraining order can get enforcement of that order in the new state.  According to this law, “all valid restraining orders granted in the United States must receive full faith and credit in all states within the United States.”  In short, a domestic violence restraining order should protect the victim wherever she is located.

If you have fled to California to get away from your abuser and he has followed you, contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who will help you protect your rights and make sure justice is served.  No one should have to fear for their life.