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Legal Information: Tribal

Tribal Law

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March 12, 2010

How long is a protection order in effect?

It depends. Protection orders are in effect for different periods of time in each state and tribe.

To find out how long your protection order is in effect, read your copy of the order. It will usually state the expiration date on it.

You can also ask the judge, the court clerk, or someone at a women's resource center how long protection orders are in effect in your community. The judge may be able to extend your protection order if the circumstances warrant it in certain states or tribal areas.