Legal Information: Colorado

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 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.