Legal Information: Idaho

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 protection orders for victims of domestic violence, protection orders against malicious harassment, stalking, and telephone harassment, and moving in and out of Idaho with a protection order.

General information about custody in Idaho.

General information about parental kidnapping, not specific to Idaho laws.

Basic information about divorce in Idaho.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Idaho 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.