These pages include plain language legal information about state, federal, and tribal laws related to domestic violence and sexual assault.
Most of the laws related to domestic violence and sexual assault are state laws.
A restraining order is a legal order requiring one person to stop harming another.
General information about custody and visitation laws.
This page addresses the laws of taking your child away from another parent without that parent's consent.
General information (not state-specific) about the basic steps to get a divorce.
General information (not state-specific) about crimes the abuser may have committed.
If you have a restraining order or if the abuser was convicted of a crime, s/he may be required not to possess any firearms.
You may have a right to sue the abuser for medical costs, destroyed property, or other damages.
Immigration information for victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse.
Under federal law, which applies to all states, an abuser may lose his right to have a gun.
Information about military protection orders and confidentiality on military bases.
Information about tribal protection orders and other remedies.
Information about Jewish Get (Divorce) Law.