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Since a U.S. Protective order is not acknowledged in the

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Since a U.S. Protective order is not acknowledged in the United Kingdom, would the person listed on it be breaking a U.S. law if they saw the person listed on the protective order while both in the UK
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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The answer is yes, provided that the person restrained KNEW of the restraining order and has actively decided to disregard it.

However, the problem herein is that enforcement of a restraining order abroad is very problematic. If the person restrained was back in USA later, they may be held in contempt/arrested depending on the jurisdiction and facts. However if both parties are in the UK, then this is an obtuse process where the party that has the restraining order may wish to attempt to (a) "domesticate" the restraining order in the UK, or at least (b) get an equivalent of this in the UK.

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