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 WLmail@WomensLaw.org.
What's new in May 2013?
What's new in April 2013?
What's new in March 2013?
- We revamped our Domestic Violence page (in English and Spanish), which is located in our Learn About Abuse tab.
- We updated our U Visa and VAWA sections in English and Spanish.
- We added more information to out Preparing Your Case page, including a new question about how a pro se litigant can best present his/her case for custody when it is being decided as part of a protection order hearing. (All changes are also in Spanish.)
- A Florida law that was passed in October 2012 allowed for the creation of civil injunctions based on stalking. WomensLaw has now created an entirely new section with detailed information about Injunctions for Protection Against Stalking/Cyberstalking.
- We edited, updated and "spruced up" our Safety Tips for Stalking Victims page in English and Spanish. If you are being stalked, you can find tips for ways to stay safe at home, at school, at work, etc.
- We finally completed translating the Illinois Restraining Orders page that we re-wrote in English back in August 2012 into Spanish! Check it out here: Órdenes de Protección.
What's new in February 2013?
What's new in January 2013?
- Check out our newly edited Financial Abuse page, where we added new pieces of information throughout - both in English and Spanish.
- We added a question to our NY Divorce page in English and Spanish about getting spousal support before, during, and after a divorce.
NEWS UPDATE for New York residents:
- We translated our newly-revised NY Custody page into Spanish. Check it out here: Custodia.
In October 2012, NY state created the Order of Protection Notification System, which allows you to be notified by e-mail, text, iPhone/iPad app, telephone, fax or web query, when law enforcement serves
your family court order of protection upon the abuser. For more information or to register, visit NY-Alert
or the Sheriff's Institute
. In November 2012, NY created an Address Confidentiality Program
("ACP"), which helps a victim who registers with the program to keep his/her address confidential
when filing court petitions. All mail is sent to the ACP and the ACP will send it to your actual (confidential) address. To register, click here
What's new in November 2012?
What's new in October 2012?
- Changes to KS law in 2012 allow for a protection from abuse order or a protection from stalking order to be extended for anywhere from 2 years to the lifetime of the abuser if certain conditions are met. Read about it on our updated KS question entitled How do I change or extend my order?
- We revised the information we have on custody in CO, which is known as allocation of parental responsibilites. You can read it here.
- Based on 2012 changes to MS law, we changed the information on our MS page under What can I do if the abuesr violates the order?
- Check out our recently revised Financial Abuse page in English and now in Spanish.
What's new in September 2012?
- We improved our NJ question about the definition of domestic violence for the purpose of getting a restraining order. You can read it here.
- Check out the new legal resources we added for survivors who need to appeal an order involving custody, protection orders, etc. on the Appeals section of our National Organizations page.
- We added new information about the protections that are provided in Virginia in an emergency protective order and a preliminary protective order.
- In Virginia, we also added information about what happens if an abuser violates a protective order for an act of violence, force or threat and a protective order for family abuse.
- Based on 2012 changes to states' laws, we added a question about what happensto a parent's custody or visitation rights when s/he is deployed by the military in Indiana.
- We added information about grandparent visitation rights in Connecticut and in Georgia.
- Check out our newly revised Custody section in NY!
- Based on changes to MD's laws, effective 10/1/12, we updated specific questions in our Peace Orders section and in our Domestic Violence Protective Orders section.
What's new in August 2012?
- In Nevada, we added the Spanish translation of our recently revised Orders for Protection Against Domestic Violence page. Check it out here.
- We expanded our Orders of Protection due to Stalking section in Missouri in response to a hotline inquiry we received on our Email Hotline. If you want more information than we have on our website, please write to us and ask - we are listening!
What's new in July 2012?
What's new in May 2012?
What's new in April 2012?
What's new in March 2012?
What's new in the Winter of 2011/2012?
- We revised all of the information on our Hawaii Restraining Orders pages, including our Orders for Protection due to Domestic Abuse (Family Court) section and our Injunctions Against Harassment (District Court) section.
- We revised all of the information on our Illinois Orders of Protection pages in English.
What's new in the Fall of 2011?
What's new in the Summer of 2011?
- We added a whole new section about Child Support in North Carolina (currently only in English - soon to be in Spanish!)
- Check out our revised VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) immigration section! We have detailed information on self-petitions, battered spouse waivers and cancelation of removal in English and Spanish. We also completely revised our information on U Visas, currently in English.
- Sexual Harassment in the Workplace is now available in Spanish.
- We finished translating all of our NY resources into Spanish (Finding a Lawyer pages and State and Local Programs). If you see one that we missed, please email us to let us know.
- After receiving an Email Hotline request for this information, we added a question about whether common-law marriages and same-sex marriages can qualify someone for a VAWA self-petition. Check it out here.
- Texas law changed as of September 2011 to allow victims of stalking, human trafficking and forced prostitution to get a protective order that used to only be available to victims of sexual assault and other sexual crimes. See Sexual Assault or Stalking Protective Orders to read more about it.
- We finished translating our U visa information into Spanish! You can find it here.
- Maine law in 2011 added a new type of protection from abuse order for adults who are over 60, dependent, or incapacitated and who are being abused by an extended family member or an unpaid caregiver. To read more, go to Protection from Abuse Orders (for the elderly/dependent/incapacitated).
- We added information about abuse in the transgender community to our Same-Sex Abuse page.
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