Legal Information: Tennessee

Know the Laws - By State

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.

This page has some general information (not state-specific) about when one parent takes a child out of the state or country without the other parent’s consent.

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.