Legal Information: Michigan

Know the Laws

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

Information about domestic relationship personal protection orders (PPOs), non-domestic stalking personal protection orders, non-domestic sexual assault personal protection orders, and moving in and out of MI with a PPO.

State-specific information about custody in Michigan.

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 and please check with a lawyer.  For legal referrals, you can see our MI Finding a Lawyer page.

Basic information about divorce in Michigan.

If you are a tenant and have a reasonable fear of danger to you or your child from domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, you may be able to be released from your lease.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Michigan 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.