Legal Information: Texas

Know the Laws

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

Information about family violence protective orders and sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking protective orders in Texas.

Information about custody in Texas.

This page addresses some general (not state-specific) laws of one parent taking a child out of the state or country, without the other parent's consent.

Information about divorce in Texas.

A victim of family violence can terminate his/her lease early without penalty.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Texas 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.