Legal Information: Colorado

Know the Laws

Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.

Information about domestic violence protection orders and protection orders for stalking, sexual assault, physical harm/threats and abuse of elderly/at-risk adult in Colorado.

Information about custody in Colorado.

General information about divorce with links to Colorado-specific information.

The law offers various protections for victims of domestic violence, domestic abuse, unlawful sexual behavior, or stalking, such as being able to terminate your lease early and being protected from lease termination due to being a victim or calling the police for help.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Colorado 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.