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Know the Laws: Oregon

  • State Law Overview

    Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.

  • Restraining Orders

    Information about restraining orders to prevent abuse, stalking protection orders, and restraining orders for the elderly and disabled.

  • Custody

    Information about custody in Oregon.

  • Parental Kidnapping

    This page addresses some general (not state-specific) laws of one parent taking a child out of the state or country, without the other parent's consent.

  • Divorce

    General information about divorce in Oregon.

  • Housing Laws

    Oregon's housing laws protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. You can be let out of your lease, get your locks changed, the abuser's tenancy can be terminated, and the landlord cannot discriminate against you.

  • Crimes

    Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Oregon and victim assistance programs.

  • State Gun Laws

    There are state laws that may make it illegal for an abuser to buy or have a gun.

  • Suing Your Abuser

    You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.

Federal Laws

  • Immigration

    Immigration information for victims of domestic violence, crime victims, and others.

  • Federal Gun Laws

    Under federal law, which applies to all states, an abuser may lose his right to have a gun.

  • Military

    Information about military protection orders and confidentiality on military bases.

Tribal Laws

  • Tribal Law

    Information about tribal laws related to domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Religious Law