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

CHILD-RELATED RELIEF IN PROTECTION ORDERS

Custody:
Yes; § 16-1005

Child Support: No; § 16-1005

Other Relief: May provide for visitation rights with appropriate restrictions to protect petitioner’s safety; § 16-1005

 

Guam

CHILD-RELATED RELIEF IN PROTECTION ORDERS

Custody:
Yes; § 7-40105

Child Support: Yes; § 7-40105

Other Relief: May establish temporary visitation rights; § 7-40105

 

Northern Mariana Islands

CHILD-RELATED RELIEF IN PROTECTION ORDERS

Custody:
Yes; § 8-1915

Child Support: Yes; § 8-1915

Other Relief: May specify arrangements for visitation, including supervision; may deny visitation if necessary to protect petitioner or child; § 8-1916

 

Puerto Rico

CHILD-RELATED RELIEF IN PROTECTION ORDERS

Custody:
Yes; § 8-621

Child Support: Yes; § 8-621

Other Relief: May suspend filial relations while petitioner and children are sheltered; may prohibit removal or concealment of child; § 8-621

 

U.S. Virgin Islands

CHILD-RELATED RELIEF IN PROTECTION ORDERS

Custody:
Yes, if no prior order; § 16-97

Child Support: Yes, if no prior order; § 16-97

Other Relief: May establish visitation if no prior order; § 16-97

 

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