Legal Information: Vermont

Know the Laws

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

Information about relief from abuse orders and sexual assault or stalking protective orders in Vermont.

Information about custody and parental kidnapping in Vermont.

Basic information about child support in Vermont.

Information about parental kidnapping in Vermont.

Basic information about divorce in Vermont.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Vermont 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.