Legal Information: Louisiana

Know the Laws

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

Information about protective orders and injunctions against abuse.

State-specific information about custody in Louisiana.

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 check your specific state's laws with an attorney. 

Basic information about divorce in Louisiana.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Louisiana 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.