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Important note: Although courts may be closed or accepting limited cases due to COVID-19, there should still be a way to file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19, or call your local courthouse for more details.

Selected Statutes

Selected State Statutes

Click on your state (in the map or in the drop-down menu) to read a selection of statutes in that state. All of the laws (statutes) that we explain in “plain language” on our Know the Laws page are included in the Selected Statutes pages.

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