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Know the Laws: Puerto Rico

Know the Laws

Puerto Rico

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  • Overview of Civil vs. Criminal Law

    Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.

  • Restraining Orders

    Information about orders of protection in Puerto Rico.

  • Custody

    Information about custody in Puerto Rico.

  • Divorce

    Basic information about divorce in Puerto Rico.

  • Crimes

    General information about crimes an abuser may have committed.

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