Legal Information: Kentucky

Know the Laws

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

Information about protective orders / domestic violence orders and interpersonal protective orders.

State-specific information about custody in Kentucky.

Custody and kidnapping are complicated and it is important to try to find an experienced lawyer to help you with your case. The terms used on this page are defined generally, and may have different meanings in your state.  Please talk to a lawyer about your specific state's laws. 

Basic information about Kentucky divorce laws.

This section discusses a law that allows a victim of domestic violence, interpersonal violence, or certain crimes to break his/her rental lease without penalty. 

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Kentucky 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.