Know the Laws: Pennsylvania
Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.
Information about protection from abuse orders, protection from sexual violence or intimidation orders, and moving in and out of state with a protection order.
Information about custody in Pennsylvania.
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.
Basic information about divorce laws in Pennsylvania.
Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Pennsylvania and victim assistance programs.
There are state laws that may make it illegal for an abuser to buy or have a gun.
You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.
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.