Legal Information: Indiana

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 for protection and workplace violence restraining orders.

State-specific information about custody in Indiana.

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

Basic information about divorce laws in Indiana.

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

Information on general Indiana state gun laws and the firearms seizure and retention law, which allows law enforcement to take away weapons from a "dangerous individual."

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.