Know the Laws: New York
Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.
Information about orders of protection and moving in and out of state with an order of protection.
Information about custody in New York.
Information about parental kidnapping and emergency custody in New York.
Information about divorce in New York.
Information about housing-related protections for victims of domestic violence.
You cannot be discriminated against by an employer due to your status as a domestic violence victim.
Information about crimes an abuser may have committed in New York and victim assistance programs.
There are state laws that may make it illegal for an abuser to buy or have a gun.
General information about your right to sue your abuser for medical costs, destroyed property, or other damages.
Immigration information for victims of domestic violence, crime victims, and others.
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 laws related to domestic violence and sexual abuse.
A get is a divorce under Jewish law.