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Legal Information: Nevada

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 against domestic violence, orders for protection against sexual assault, orders for protection against stalking and harassment, orders for protection of children, and orders for protection against harassment in the workplace in Nevada.

Information about custody in Nevada.

Basic information about child support and paternity in Nevada.

Information about parental kidnapping and emergency custody in Nevada.

Basic information about divorce in Nevada.

Nevada state law provides employment protections for victims of domestic violence and family members of victims of domestic violence. These employees can take time off from work for certain reasons related to the abuse.

Information about crimes an abuser may have committed in Nevada and victim assistance programs.

There are state laws that may make it illegal for an 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.