Legal Information: Oregon

Know the Laws

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

Information about restraining orders to prevent abuse, stalking protection orders, and restraining orders for the elderly and disabled.

Information about custody in Oregon.

The information below is not based on Oregon law, but provides some general information about parental kidnapping (also called "custodial interference") which may be useful.  Custody and kidnapping are complicated and it is important to try to find an experienced lawyer to help you with your case.

General information about divorce in Oregon.

Oregon's housing laws protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. You can be let out of your lease, get your locks changed, the abuser's tenancy can be terminated, and the landlord cannot discriminate against you.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Oregon 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.