Know the Laws: Puerto Rico
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
Information about orders of protection in Puerto Rico.
Information about custody in Puerto Rico.
Basic information about divorce in Puerto Rico.
Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Puerto Rico and victim assistance programs.
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.