This map summarizes state statutes that permit a protection order to include an order regarding custody or parenting time, for child support, or for other child-related relief. For child support, only provisions authorizing payments directly to the petitioner, rather than to third parties on behalf of the petitioner or child (e.g., mortgage or other bill payments, payments to child care, etc.) are included. Click here to download a complete text table with each state's provisions.

U.S. Territories

American Samoa

CHILD-RELATED RELIEF IN PROTECTION ORDERS

Custody:
Yes; § 47.0204

Child Support: Yes; § 47.0204

Other Relief: May specify arrangements for visitation and require supervision or deny visitation if necessary to protect safety of petitioner or child; § 47.0204

 

District of Columbia
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands

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