Is it True that the VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMENS ACT DIED? does it mean theres NO VAWA anymore?

Asked over 1 year ago - Anaheim, CA

what will happen to the Application I filed Last November 2012? I am worried.

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  1. Jay Bodzin

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . It's not clear from your question just what sort of application you filed, but the status of the Federal Violence Against Women Act doesn't substantially change any state's law. Most restraining orders, divorce cases, and other domestic relations matters are governed by state law, and those judgments and orders wouldn't be voided by Congress failing to renew the VAWA.

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  2. Meredith Riley Brown

    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . Asked an answered: not dead; get active to help push for a just renewal of VAWA in 2013.

  3. Belen Teresa Gomez

    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . VAWA is still in effect. However, if you have submitted a self petition there may be a wait of about one year to get a decision in your case.

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