Know the Laws: Virginia
Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.
Information about protective orders for family abuse and protective orders for an act of violence, force, or threat in Virginia.
Information about custody in Virginia.
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.
General information about divorce and links to divorce information specific to Virginia.
Any tenant who is a victim of family abuse, sexual abuse or another criminal sexual assault may be able to terminate his/her obligations under his/her lease or change his/her locks.
Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Virginia and victim assistance programs.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for the 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.