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Información Legal: Tennessee

Conozca la Ley - Por Estado

A continuación, verá leyes específicas de este estado que pueden ser útiles para víctimas y sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica. Esta información está escrita en un formato de “preguntas y respuestas” que busca proveerle información fácil de entender. También puede contactarnos a través la Línea Informativa por email si tiene preguntas más específicas.

A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.

Tennessee offers protection orders to victims of domestic violence as well as anyone who has been stalked or sexually assaulted, regardless of their relationship to the abuser. In addition, elderly adults and “vulnerable adults” who are being abused by a caregiver or anyone else can get a protection order.

State-specific information about custody in Tennessee.

This page has some general information (not state-specific) about when one parent takes a child out of the state or country without the other parent’s consent.

Basic information about divorce in Tennessee.

Information about Tennessee’s state law that provides employment protections for victims of assault, aggravated assault, stalking, intimidation, and extortion.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Tennessee and victim assistance programs.

Puede que sea ilegal para un/a agresor/a tener o comprar un arma de fuego.

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property. You may also have the right to stop an abuser from suing you to “primarily harass or maliciously injure” you.