Legal Information: Tennessee

Know the Laws

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

Information about protection orders in Tennessee.

State-specific information about custody in Tennessee.

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 talk to a lawyer about Tennessee's specific laws. 

Basic information about divorce in Tennessee.

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

If you are a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, then it may be illegal for your 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.