A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.
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 relief from abuse orders, sexual assault or stalking protective orders, and extreme risk protection 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.