Legal Information: Ohio

Know the Laws

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

Information about domestic violence protection orders and stalking or sexually oriented offense protection orders.

State-specific information about custody in Ohio.

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 a lawyer.

Basic information about divorce in Ohio.

General information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Ohio 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.

General information about your right to sue an abuser for medical costs, destroyed property, or other damages.