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UPDATED December 6, 2016

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Here at WomensLaw.org, in addition to making sure that our existing information is up-to-date, we add new information to our website to give you another reason to keep coming back.  If you have a suggestion for something you would like to see added to our site, or to let us know about a page that needs to be updated, email us at Stacey@WomensLaw.org.

What's new in December 2016?

  • In response to an Email Hotline inquiry, we added the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center as a new resource on our Oregon Legal Assistance page.
  • We added a statute to our Washington Statutes page regarding the jurisdictional limit for filing a lawsuit in small claims court.
  • We added the crimes of spoofing, electronic data tampering (1st and 2nd degrees), and electronic data theft to our Washington Crimes page in English and Spanish and to our Statutes page in English.

What's new in November 2016?

  • We added the crimes of eavesdropping, voyeurism, disseminating voyeuristic material, and unlawful dissemination of an intimate image to our Connecticut Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We added the crime of interception of communications to our Delaware Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • On our Washington State Gun Laws page, we added information about a victim's right to be notified by law enforcement prior to a surrendered firearm being returned to an abuser in English.  We also added two corresponding statutes to our Statutes page.
  • We added the crimes of interception and recording of communications and video voyeurism to our Arkansas Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We added the crime of wiretapping to our Colorado Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We are excited to announce that we have begun to translate Massachusetts into Spanish, beginning with the Suing Your Abuser page and the Crimes page.
  • We added a statute about health insurance after divorce to our New York Statutes page.
  • We added the crime of interception of wire, electronic, and oral communications to our Arizona Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We added the crimes of eavesdropping and indecent viewing or photography to our Alaska Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We added the crimes of criminal surveillance, criminal eavesdropping, and installing eavesdropping device to our Alabama Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We added some information to out U.S. Virgin Islands Stalking Protection Orders page based on statutory changes in 2016.  
  • We added new reasons for which an abuser can be denied a license to carry a firearm to our U.S. Virgin Islands State Gun Laws page, along with two corresponding statutes to our Statutes page. 
  • We updated the contact information and description for all of the resources on our Virginia Finding a Lawyer page. After adding 5 new resources, there are now 31 total.  Spanish translation soon to come!
  • We completely revised our Virginia State Gun Laws section in English, re-writing the majority of the information and adding two relevant statutes to our Statutes page.
  • We completely revised the Virginia Housing Laws section in English, adding three new questions and re-writing the others.
  • Based on 2016 changes to Virginia law, we added information in English about new ways that an abuser can violate a protective order to our Protective Orders (for Family Abuse) page and our Protective Orders (for an Act of Violence, Force, or Threat) page.
  • Based on a new legal remedy passed in 2016 in South Dakota, we added a Vulnerable Adult Protection Orders page and 12 corresponding states on our Statutes page.
  • Based on a law that became effective in May 2016, we added a question to our Utah Protective Orders page called If I am going through a divorce, will that affect the length of my protective order?  We also improved and augmented the information in the question: Can the abuser or I request that the order be dismissed?  
  • In response to an Email Hotline inquiry, we added the crime of "impersonation; identity theft" to our New Jersey Crimes page and Statutes page and the crime of "criminal use of personal identification information" to our Florida Crimes and Statutes page.
  • With the help of one of our national partners, ASISTA, we added a new question in English and Spanish to our U visa section called How long does it take to get the U visa? What legal status do I have while I am waiting for my U visa?  We also revised the question Can I get a work permit if my U visa status application is approved? in English and Spanish. 
  • We added some new information to our Tennessee Suing Your Abuser page and added a corresponding statute to our Statutes page.
  • We translated into Spanish the Michigan Housing Laws page that we added in English in October.  
  • We added two crimes to our South Dakota Crimes page and Statutes page as well as new information about violating an order of protection to our Protection Orders page.
  • In California, we translated into Spanish the page we added in August on restraining orders to prevent elder or dependent adult abuse
  • We translated into Spanish our recently-created state-specific Divorce page in Michigan.
  • We translated into Spanish our recently-created state-specific Divorce page in Connecticut.

What's new in October 2016?

  • We added a Housing Laws page in English in Michigan and 3 corresponding statutes on our Statutes page.
  • We added the crime of interference with child custody to our Texas Crimes page, in English and Spanish.
  • We re-wrote multiple questions and re-organized the flow of the questions (to make it easier to understand) on our Rhode Island State Gun Laws page.
  • We added a state-specific Divorce page in Michigan in English and 4 related statutes to our Statutes page.
  • We updated the Rhode Island Download Court Forms page.
  • We revised the information on our Rhode Island Workplace Violence Restraining Orders page and our Domestic Violence Restraining Orders page.
  • We added the newly-enacted crime of "electronic tracking of motor vehicles" (which took effect May 31, 2016) and the crime of "abduction of child prior to court order" to our Rhode Island Crimes page and Statutes page.  We also added two new statutes regarding small claims court and regarding the punishment for felonies to our Statutes page.
  • We are excited to announce that we have begun to translate Oregon into Spanish, beginning with the Suing Your Abuser page!
  • We updated the Oregon Download Court Forms page in English and Spanish.
  • We updated the Pennsylvania Download Court Forms page in English and Spanish and added links to new court forms.
  • We updated the Iowa Download Court Forms page.
  • With help from the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, we updated the contact information for all 25 listings on our New Hampshire State and Local Programs page and we added descriptions of services for each resource. 
  • We updated the contact information and added descriptions for the 9 resources on our New Hampshire Finding a Lawyer page.
  • We revised the information contained in the following sections in Oklahoma, in both Spanish and English: Moving to Another State with a Protective OrderEnforcing Your Out-of-State Order in Oklahoma, and State Parental Kidnapping Information.  We also added a new question to the Custody page called Can I get temporary emergency custody?
  • We translated into Spanish the 57 recently-updated legal resources on the Pennsylvania Finding a Lawyer page.
  • We added information in English and Spanish to our Oklahoma State Gun Laws section based on a change in Oklahoma law regarding the impact of misdemeanor drug convictions on the ability to get a concealed handgun license.  We also added information to our Oklahoma Stalking Protective Orders section in the question What is a stalking protective order? What steps must I take before filing for the order? in English. Spanish soon to come. 
  • With help from an attorney at Connecticut Legal Services, we added additional information to our recently-created Connecticut Divorce page in English. We also added one relevant statute to our Statutes page.
  • We re-wrote multiple questions and re-organized the flow of the questions (to make it easier to understand) on our Idaho State Gun Laws page.
  • We re-wrote the question How can a protection order help me? in our Idaho Protection Orders section to include ways that both an ex parte order and a final order can help a victim.  We also added information to two other questions in the section about the court being able to order that both parties retain counsel.  
  • We translated into Spanish our revised Prostitution page in which we added information about the connection between domestic violence and prostitution (revised in English in September). 
  • We added the crime of unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual material to our Texas Crimes page in English and Spanish and Statutes page.
  • We added the crime of unlawful dissemination of an intimate image to our Oregon Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We added the crime of unauthorized distribution of sensitive images to our New Mexico Crimes page in English and Spanish and to our Statutes page.
  • We added information to our Hawaii Orders for Protection page (in How can a TRO and an order for protection help me?) about the right of a victim of abuse to transfer a shared wireless phone account into his/her own name.  We also added the two relevant statutes to our Hawaii Statutes page.
  • In response to an Email Hotline inquiry, we added three new statutes to our California Statutes page regarding getting a continuance for a restraining order hearing and appearing via telephone.  We also added information about getting a continuance to two questions in our California Domestic Violence Restraining Orders section.

What's new in September 2016?

  • We translated into Spanish the Abuse Involving Nude/Sexual Images (photos/videos) section, which we added to our Technology Abuse page last month.
  • We translated into Spanish the new question that we added last month to our Puerto Rico Divorce section called Can I get alimony? and the other updates that we made to that page. 
  • We translated into Spanish the new question that we added last month to our Pennsylvania Divorce section called Can I get alimony? 
  • We translated into Spanish the North Carolina Civil No-Contact Orders for Victims of Registered Sex Offenders ("50D orders") page, which was completed in English in March 2016.
  • We completely revised all of the legal resources on the Pennsylvania Finding a Lawyer page - changing the information for 57 entries, 17 of which are brand new!
  • We updated our Tennessee Lawyer Referral Service page and Statewide Programs page.
  • We added the Spanish translation of Electronic Surveillance, which was added in English to our Technology Abuse page in August. 
  • We added the crimes of unlawful disclosure, 1st degree unlawful publication, and 2nd degree unlawful publication in English and Spanish to our Washington, D.C. Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We added the crime of breach of privacy to our Kansas Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We added the crime of dissemination of sexually explicit visual material of another to our Michigan Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We added the crime of unlawful dissemination of intimate image to our Nevada Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • Based on changes to Georgia law, we added information in English and Spanish to our Custody page about great-grandparents' and siblings' ability to seek visitation in the question I am the child's family member (grandparent or sibling). Can I get visitation?  We also added the crime of identification of a minor as the individual in an obscene depiction to our Georgia Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We added a new page to our Kentucky Restraining Orders section on Interpersonal Protective Orders and five corresponding statutes to our Statutes page.
  • We made a bunch of improvements to our Ohio Know the Laws pages!  We added two new questions to our Ohio Custody page.  We also added information to the question How can a protection order help me? in our Domestic Violence Protection Orders page based on a new law that became effective on September 8th allowing a judge to order a cell phone account to be transferred from the abuser to the victim.  We revised the information in the Moving to Another State with Your Ohio Protection Order section and the Enforcing an Out-of-State Order in Ohio section. We also added the five related statutes to our Statutes page.
  • In Connecticut, we created a state-specific Divorce page, adding questions about alimony, grounds for divorce, and residency requirements.  We also added the three relevant statutes to our Statutes page.
  • We added a new resource called Mary's Center, in English and Spanish, to our District of Columbia Local Programs page.
  • In Indiana, we created a state-specific Divorce page, adding questions about alimony, grounds for divorce, and residency requirements.  We also added the three relevant statutes to our Statutes page.
  • We added new information in English regarding debt within a marriage to our Financial Abuse section in the question called Can I sue the abuser for money s/he owes me?
  • We completely revised our Prostitution page in English and added information about the connection between domestic violence and prostitution.
  • We updated our Illinois Download Court Forms page in English and Spanish.
  • We created a state-specific Divorce page in Alaska by adding three new questions regarding alimony, grounds for divorce, and residency requirements.  We also added the four corresponding statutes to our Statutes page.

What's new in August 2016?

  • We created a state-specific Divorce page in Kansas by adding three new questions regarding alimony, grounds for divorce, and residency requirements; and updated the links to outside sources for additional information.  We also added the three corresponding statutes to our Statutes page.
  • We added a new question to our Puerto Rico Divorce section called Can I get alimony? in English, updated the rest of the information, and added the relevant statutes to our Statutes page in English and Spanish.
  • We added a new question in English to our Pennsylvania Divorce section called Can I get alimony? and added the relevant statute to our Statutes page.
  • We updated and significantly edited our Wisconsin Domestic Abuse Injunctions page.
  • Due to an Email Hotline inquiry, we added the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault as a resource on our Illinois Statewide Programs page, in English and Spanish.  We also added a new resource to our Massachusetts Local Programs page and we added The Taxpayer Advocate Service, part of the IRS, to our Financial Info/Economic Empowerment section of our National Organizations page in English and Spanish. 
  • We added the Spanish translation of the section (created in English in July) called Technology Misuse under our Learn About Abuse tab in which we talk about civil and criminal options for dealing with technology abuse.
  • We added a new section on Abuse Involving Nude/Sexual Images (photos/videos) to our Technology Abuse page.  Spanish translation coming soon.
  • We added a new section on Electronic Surveillance to our Technology Abuse page.  Spanish translation coming soon.
  • In California, we added a page on restraining orders to prevent elder or dependent adult abuse.  We also added 3 corresponding statutes to our California Statutes page.  Spanish translation coming soon.
  • We added the crime of criminal invasion of privacy to our West Virginia Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We added a law about housing protections for victims to our Michigan Statutes page.  More information coming soon to our Michigan Housing Laws page.
  • We added information in English and Spanish about filing and appearing electronically in an order of protection proceeding in New York to the Restraining Orders section called Step 1: Go to court to file the petition.
  • We improved the content (in Spanish and English) in each state's Restraining Orders page for the questions entitled Can I get a protection order against my same-sex partner?
  • We added information to our Maryland State Gun Laws section based on legislative changes.
  • We added information to our Michigan Domestic Relationship Personal Protection Orders page and Custody page based on legislative changes. 
  • We updated the resources on our Illinois Lawyer Referral Service page and added a new resource to our New Mexico Local Programs page called HEAL & The Nest Domestic Violence Shelter (all changes done in English and Spanish).
  • We added the crime of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images to our Minnesota Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We re-wrote our Kentucky Protective Orders / Domestic Violence Orders section due to substantial legislative changes, adding new information and revising the current information.
  • We translated into Spanish our new Stalking/Cyberstalking page.  We also placed the page in an additional location on the website, under our new Technology Abuse section (it also remains in its original place in our Learn About Abuse section). 
  • We created a new page called Sexting in our Technology Abuse section.  Spanish translation soon to come.
  • We updated the contact information for more than 60 organizations on our Georgia State and Local Programs page in English and Spanish.
  • We added the Spanish translation to the recently-added question about retroactive child support in our North Carolina Child Support page.
  • In Colorado, we added the Spanish translation of What is the legal definition of abuse of the elderly or an at-risk adult?.  New information was added to that question in English in July.
  • We added a question to our California Divorce page called Can I get alimony? What factors will a judge consider? in English and Spanish.
  • We added multiple new questions to our Puerto Rico Custody page, in Spanish and English.
  • We translated into Spanish our state-specific Divorce page in Arizona and our state-specific Divorce page in Georgia.  The pages were added to the website in English in July and June, respectively.
  • We updated our Kentucky Download Court Forms page.
  • We added a new statute to our Hawaii Statutes page so we could link to it on our Hawaii Custody page to explain the best interest factors that a judge will consider in custody cases.
  • We added a new question to our Kentucky Protective Orders section called Can a minor file for an order? based on a change to the relevant statute.
  • Based on a law that became effective in July, we added a question to our Indiana Custody page called If my child was conceived from rape, can the offender's rights be terminated? We also added 4 corresponding statutes to our Indiana Statutes page.
  • We added two questions about alimony in English and Spanish on the Florida Divorce page and added 3 corresponding statutes to the Florida Statutes page.
  • We updated and significantly edited our Utah Stalking Injunctions page.
  • In English and Spanish, we added a question to our California Civil Harassment Orders page called How can a civil harassment order help me? and we added information to the question How much does a civil harassment order cost?

What's new in July 2016?

  • Based on legislative changes in Colorado, we added information in English about abuse of an at-risk adult to What is the legal definition of abuse of the elderly or an at-risk adult?
  • We updated the listings in English and Spanish on our Oklahoma Lawyer Referral Services page. 
  • We updated our Alabama Download Court Forms page.
  • We updated our Alabama Know the Laws section based on legislative changes, adding information about requirements when filing on behalf of a minor against the minor's other parent to Can a minor get a PFA order? and Who is eligible for a protection from abuse (PFA) order? to our Protection from Abuse Orders section.  In our Custody section, we re-wrote the question I am the child's grandparent. Can I get visitation? based on changes to the law and added the question What factors will a judge consider when deciding if a grandparent can get visitation? We also added the two related statutes to our Statutes page.
  • In Maine, we added three new crimes to our Statutes and Crimes pages. We also added a question called If the child was conceived from a sexual assault, can the offender's rights be terminated? to the Custody page and updated various questions on our Restraining Orders pages based on legislative additions.
  • We added a question about retroactive child support in English to the North Carolina Child Support page.
  • In response to an inquiry on the Email Hotline, we added the crime of domestic criminal trespass to our North Carolina Statutes page and Crimes page.
  •  In the U.S. Virgin Islands Statutes page, we added 5 statutes that correspond with the Stalking Protection Orders page.
  • In Texas, we added a new question to our Custody page called If the other parent's new partner is abusive or a registered sex offender, do I have the right to know?, and updated various other questions throughout the Know the Laws section based on legislative changes.  All changes were made in English and Spanish.
  • We added two child abduction crimes to our Maryland Crimes page.
  • We updated out Arizona Download Court Forms page in Spanish and English.
  • With funding from the Digital Trust Foundation, we created a new section called Technology Misuse under our Learn About Abuse tab in which we talk about civil and criminal options for dealing with technology abuse.  We also re-wrote the definitions of stalking and cyberstalking on our Stalking/Cyberstalking page.  Spanish translation soon to come.
  • We translated into Spanish our new Sexual Assault Restraining Order page in New Jersey, which was created in English in June.
  • We added a new resource, Womenstepforward.org, to our National Organizations - International/Immigration section in Spanish and English.
  • Thanks to help from the Texas Council on Family Violence, we made some changes to our Texas Family Violence Protective Orders page, revising various questions and adding information about the new law regarding automatic extensions of orders.
  • California passed a new law allowing victims of abuse to separate their cell phone accounts from the abuser's and keep their cell phone number. We added the law to our California Statutes page and added information about this to the question How can a DVRO help me? in English and Spanish.
  • We added the crime of custodial interference to our Kentucky Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We improved our Alabama Crimes page by hyperlinking 21 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Spanish and English Arizona Crimes page by hyperlinking 3 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Spanish and English Arkansas Crimes page by hyperlinking 16 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Spanish and English Colorado Crimes page by hyperlinking 5 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Connecticut Crimes page by hyperlinking 26 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Delaware Crimes page by hyperlinking 21 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Hawaii Crimes page by hyperlinking 16 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Idaho Crimes page by hyperlinking 2 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Iowa Crimes page by hyperlinking 1 crime to its definition on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Kentucky Crimes page by hyperlinking 25 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Maryland Crimes page by hyperlinking 6 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Massachusetts Crimes page by hyperlinking 1 crime to its definition on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Michigan Crimes page by hyperlinking 4 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Minnesota Crimes page by hyperlinking 5 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Spanish and English Nevada Crimes page by hyperlinking 2 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Oregon Crimes page by hyperlinking 4 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Texas Crimes page by adding 4 different crimes and linking them to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We improved our Virgin Islands Crimes page by hyperlinking 8 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • In our State Gun Laws sections, we updated the answer to the question "What will happen if the abuser tries to purchase a gun?" for 51 states and territories in English and Spanish.

What's new in June 2016?

  • We included more information in our U Visa section about the cooperation that is required from a victim when getting a certification, in Spanish and English.
  • We created a state-specific Divorce page in Georgia in English.  We also added 6 corresponding statutes to our Georgia Statutes page.
  • We created a state-specific Divorce page in Arizona in English.  We also added 4  corresponding statutes to our Arizona Statutes page.
  • We updated and significantly edited our Utah Protective Orders page.
  • We improved our Alaska Crimes page by hyperlinking 29 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
  • We added 7 new resources to our DC Sheriff Departments page​ in Spanish and English.
  • We updated the information for 24 sheriff departments on our Wyoming Sheriff Departments page.
  • We updated and added new resources to our Alaska Sheriff Departments page, totaling 34 resources in all. 
  • In Kentucky, we updated our Statewide Programs page and added 7 new resources to our Finding a Lawyer page.
  • We added two new crimes to our Wisconsin Crimes page.
  • We added 7 new crimes to our Washington Crimes page; and improved two questions on our Washington Custody page.  All changes were made in English and Spanish.
  • We translated the Washington, D.C. State Gun Laws into Spanish and now the Spanish translation of Washington, D.C. is complete!  
  • After translating the Moving to Another State with Your Domestic Violence Order for Protection and Enforcing your Out-Of-State Order in Washington into Spanish, the Spanish translation of Washington State is complete!  
  • We completing the translation of Washington, we translated the We added listings for 8 police departments on our U.S. Virgin Islands Sheriff Departments page.
  • We added the crime of custodial interference to our Tennessee Crimes page.
  • We added a new Sexual Assault Restraining Order page in New Jersey in English and added 5 new statutes to the Statutes page. 
  • We added the crime of eavesdropping on or recording confidential communications to our California Crimes page and the Statutes page.
  • We translated into Spanish our New Mexico State Gun Laws page, which was re-written in English in May 2016.
  • We created a state-specific Divorce page in Washington, D.C. in English and Spanish.
  • In order to allow our users to find updated listings in our Sheriff Departments pages, we linked to the Sheriffs' Association or similar legal authority in 36 states.
  • We added 9 additional resources to our Sheriff Departments in Delaware and updated the Delaware Courthouse Locations page. 
  • We added 8 new listings for state marshals to the Connecticut Sheriff Departments page and updated the ones we had.
  • We added 3 new statutes to our D.C. Statutes page relating to divorce.
  • We updated our Minnesota Download Court Forms page.  
  • In response to an Email Hotline inquiry, we added Can a minor file for an order for protection? to our Minnesota Orders for Protection page and revised Am I eligible to file for an order for protection?   We also added the question What is the legal definition of harassment in Minnesota? to our Harassment Restraining Orders page.   
  • Based on recent changes to Florida law, we changed the information in Can grandparents get visitation rights in court? on our Florida Custody page, in English and Spanish.
  • We added a new resource to our New York Finding a Lawyer page, The Legal Project, in Albany.
  • In response to a question on the Email Hotline, we added 3 new criminal statutes to our Wisconsin Statutes page and to our Crimes page.

What's new in May 2016?

What's new in April 2016?

  • We added the crimes of simple assault and domestic violence to our New Hampshire Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We added the crime of non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images to our Illinois Spanish Crimes page.
  • We completely revamped our Illinois Custody page in English, adding multiple questions and revising the whole section based on 2016 changes to Illinois law.  
  • We updated links on our Divorce pages in Alaska, South DakotaGuam, HawaiiGeorgia, and New Mexico (with the last two states also being updated in Spanish).  
  • We translated into Spanish the Enforcing your out-of-state order in D.C. section in the Washington, D.C. Restraining Orders pages.
  • We added the Spanish translation for 4 questions on our New Jersey Domestic Violence Restraining Orders page, which were revised in English in February 2016.
  • We added the crime of extortion to the Iowa Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We revised and updated the information on our Puerto Rico Custody, Crimes and Divorce pages in English and Spanish.
  • We added information in English and Spanish to our New York Custody page about a parent's ability to get custody/visitation if convicted of sexual assault or murder - see Can a parent who committed domestic violence/sexual assault get custody or visitation?
  • We added the crime of custodial interference and the penalties for harassment and stalking to our South Carolina Crimes page.
  • We added a new question to our Maine Custody page called If I plan to relocate, what type of notice do I need to give to the other parent? and added information to the question called Can a final order be changed? What about if I want to relocate?
  • We translated our recently-revised Washington State Gun Laws page into Spanish (the section was completely revised in English in December 2015).
  • We revised and reorganized the information on our Delaware State Gun Laws page.
  • We updated our Delaware Download Court Forms page.
  • Based on a new law that became effective in 2016, we added two questions in English and Spanish to our Illinois Custody page regarding relocating with a child.  We also added the related statutes to our Statutes page. 
  • In response to an Email Hotline inquiry, we added the law about criminal statutes of limitations to our New York Statutes page.
  • We revised and reorganized the information on our Wisconsin State Gun Laws page and added new questions about extending a restraining order in three different sections on our Wisconsin Restraining Orders page.
  • We added the crimes of invasion of privacy, representations depicting nudity, interference with custody, sexual assault of a child, and first- and second-degree homicide to our Wisconsin Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We added two new resources, VictimConnect and Journey Out, in Spanish and English to our National Organizations page and updated 5 other resources.
  • We added the crime of disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent to our Vermont Crimes page and Statutes page.
  • We translated into Spanish the recently-revised Nevada Custody and Parental Kidnapping sections. (The English updates were made in March 2016).
  • We updated the links on our Arkansas Divorce page in English and Spanish.
  • We updated the information on our Safety Tips for Stalking Victims page in English and Spanish.
  • We updated our New York Download Court Forms page in English and Spanish.
  • We added new information to our New York Orders of Protection section about the ability to file a petition for an order of protection or a modification petition in the criminal court when the family court is closed. We also improved the information on our New York Divorce, Parental Kidnapping and Custody pages - all changes were made in English and Spanish.

What's new in March 2016?