Legal Information: Minnesota

Know the Laws

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

Information about orders for protection, harassment restraining orders, and moving in and out of state with an order for protection.

State-specific information about custody in Minnesota.

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.

Basic information about divorce in Minnesota.

Your employer cannot fire you or punish you for taking time off of work to get an order for protection.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Minnesota 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.