A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.
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 domestic violence restraining orders and stalking protection orders in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Basic information about custody in the Virgin Islands.
Basic information about child support in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This page addresses some general (not territory-specific) laws of one parent taking a child out of the state or country, without the other parent’s consent.
Territory-specific information about divorce in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in the Virgin Islands and victim assistance programs.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for the 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.