Legal Information: Georgia

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 family violence protection orders, stalking protection orders, bond for good behavior and moving in and out of state.

State-specific custody information for Georgia.

This page addresses some general (not state-specific) laws regarding one parent taking a child out of the state without the other parent's consent.

Basic information about Georgia divorce laws.

A victim of family violence can terminate his/her tenancy before the lease is up.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Georgia 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.