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Legal Information: Rhode Island

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
April 27, 2018

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

You do not need a lawyer to get your restraining order 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 order, and help you through the process if you decide to do so.

To find a domestic violence advocate, go to our Advocates and Shelters page.  To find an attorney in the state you are moving to, go to the Finding a Lawyer page.  You can select your state from the drop-down menu.