Legal Information: Arkansas

Know the Laws - By State

Please see below for state-specific laws that might be useful for victims and survivors of domestic violence. This information is written in a Q & A format and is meant to provide you with easy-to-understand information. You can also reach us at our Email Hotline if you have more specific questions.

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

Information about orders of protection, injunctions against workplace violence, and moving out of state with an order.

Information about custody in Arkansas.

How to get temporary emergency custody, and what to to if you think the other parent may take your child.

Basic information about divorce in Arkansas.

A landlord cannot discriminate against you because you are a victim and you have the right to change your locks.

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

There are state laws that may make it illegal for an 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.