How do I get my PPO enforced in another state?

Federal law does not require you to take any special steps to get your personal protection order (PPO) enforced in another state. But, many states have laws or regulations about enforcement of out-of-state orders. These rules differ from state to state, so it is important to find out what the rules are in the other state before you try to get your PPO enforced there. For example, a state may ask you to "register" or file your order so that the court and the police know about it.

Although knowing the state rules can make enforcement easier, a valid PPO is enforceable regardless of whether it has been registered or filed in the new state.

Note: It is important to keep a copy of your PPO with you at all times. It is also a good idea to know the rules of states you will be living in or visiting to ensure that your out-of-state order can be enforced in a timely manner.

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1. Can I get my Michigan PPO enforced in another state?
2. I have a temporary/ex-parte PPO. Can it be enforced in another state?
3. What if the PPO was issued in another state?
4. How do I get my PPO enforced in another state?
5. Do I need anything special to get my PPO enforced in another state?
6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of registering my out-of-state PPO?
7. Do I need a lawyer to help enforce a PPO in another state?
8. Do I need to tell the court in Michigan if I move?