Violence and Abuse

If you're a victim of domestic violence or abuse, you have a right to protection. Learn more with these self-help resources.
Understand what qualifies as domestic violence and sexual abuse. Learn more about filing for protection, as well as court order violations, costs, and other applicable laws for your case.
This domestic violence self-help guide defines who qualifies for protection and explains the process for obtaining it. Discover what protections are available along with court order length.
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