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Legal Information: Puerto Rico

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.

Information about orders of protection in Puerto Rico.

Information about custody in Puerto Rico.

Basic information about parental kidnapping, not specific to Puerto Rico.

Basic information about divorce laws in Puerto Rico.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Puerto Rico and victim assistance programs.

This section contains information about who is prohibited from having a gun or ammunition under Puerto Rico’s gun laws.

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.