We added 10 new resources to the TexasLocal Programs page in English. Spanish Coming soon!
To make it easier to find, we separated out the child support information from our Texas Custody page and moved it into a new Child Support section. We also added a link to Get Child Support Safely at the recommendation of the Texas Council on Family Violence. The additions were made in both English and Spanish.
In Texas, we added information to the question What is mediation? in our Custody page regarding the required family violence training for mediators. All changes made in English and Spanish. We also added the related statute to our Selected Texas Statutes page.
We updated Bolton Refuge House, Inc on the WisconsinLocal Programs page.
We added a new IllinoisHousing Laws section. In this section, we added eight new questions explaining the housing protections in place for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and stalking in Illinois. You can find the corresponding statues in the Selected Illinois Statutes section. All changes made in English - Spanish soon to come!
We added a Starting a Court Case page to our Preparing for Court section in English. On this page we explain how someone can start the court process by filing the necessary documents and serving the other parties involved. Spanish coming soon!
We added information to multiple questions in our Rhode IslandState Gun Laws section based on changes to the law that increased the reasons why an abuser can be prohibited from possessing a gun.
On our OklahomaCrimes page, we added the crime of identity theft in Spanish. (English had been previously added.)
On our Oklahoma Domestic Violence Protective Orders page, we added information about how an ex parte order of protection can help victims in the question How can a protective order help me? We also added information to that question (based on an addition to Oklahoma law) about the judge being able to transfer a wireless account to a victim. All changes made in English - Spanish soon to come!
We added Spanish translations to the MassachusettsLocal Programs page.
On our Virgin IslandsCrimes page, we updated the link with information about the Crime Victims Compensation program.
We reorganized the Virgin IslandsCustody page, combining some sub-categories and clarifying some information to make it easier to read.
We updated the links to outside information on our VirginiaDivorce page, in both Spanish and English.
We updated our VirginiaCustody page in English and Spanish based on changes to Virginia law that introduced the alternative term "parenting time" and that clarified the residency requirement for fee waivers.
We added Spanish translations to the statewide programs section on the ConnecticutAdvocates and Shelters page.
We updated information for Northeast Legal Aid, Inc. on the Massachusetts Legal Assistance page in English. Spanish coming soon!
We updated the links to information from outside sources on our UtahCustody page and UtahDivorce page.
We updated our UtahSuing an Abuser page to reflect a 2017 change in the law that increased the maximum small claims amount from $10,000 to $11,000.
Based on 2017 changes to the law, we added information to our UtahState Gun Laws page regarding firearms prohibitions for those with certain assault convictions or with protection orders issued against them.
We added four new crimes that were enacted in September 2017 to our TexasCrimes page in Spanish and English and to our Selected Texas Statutes page in English.
We updated all of the links and information on our Delaware Court Forms page.
We added three Texas housing statutes to our Selected Texas Statutespage that are designed to help survivors in landlord/tenant situations in English.
Based on a change in the law about under what circumstances a judge can refuse to accept a mediated order, we added information in English and Spanish to the question What is mediation? in our Texas Custody page.
We updated all of the contact information on our New JerseyCourthouse Locations page in English. Spanish soon to come!
We added a Spoofing page in our Abuse Using Technology section in English. Spanish translation coming soon!
We updated the question How long does a permanent (final) protective order last? to reflect a few additions to Texas law regarding under what circumstances a judge can issue a protective order that lasts for more than two years and the respondent's right to file a second motion asking the judge to dismiss such an order. Changes made in English with Spanish soon to come!
We added a Personal Jurisdiction section in English that explains what personal jurisdiction is and why it would be important to someone when the abuser lives in a different state. Spanish coming soon!
On our South Carolina Orders of Protection page, we added information to the question How can an order of protection help me? about what language is necessary in an order so that firearm possession is illegal.
We added eight new crimes related to assault, domestic violence, and criminal sexual conduct to our South CarolinaCrimes page and the eight related statutes to our Selected South Carolina Statutes page.
We updated the links to outside sources on our South CarolinaCustody page and on our South CarolinaDivorce page, adding a link to information about legal separation.
We added information in English to our Oregon Family Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Orders section (in the question called Step 6: The hearing) about the possibility of filing a motion to attend the court hearing via phone. We also added the related statute to our Selected Oregon Statutes page.
We added information to various questions in our NevadaState Gun Laws page based on an addition to Nevada's law regarding the people who are prohibited from possessing a gun. All changes made in English and Spanish.
In our Nevada Orders for Protection Against Domestic Violence page, we added information to the question How can an order for protection help me? about the factors a judge will consider when prohibiting an abuser from possessing firearms and the exception related to workplace use. All changes made in Spanish and English.
We added a new page in the Connecticut State Gun Laws section on the Firearms Seizure Law in English and the corresponding statute on our State Statutes page. Spanish translation coming soon!
We updated the question What should I do when I leave the courthouse? in our New York Orders of Protection page to reflect a new law that that requires translation of orders of protection for litigants who need interpreters. The change was made in English and Spanish. We also added the relevant statute to our State Statutes page.
We reviewed the U visa for Victims of Crime section both in Spanish and English as well as updated the corresponding Federal Statutes. Also, remember you can watch our U visa videos (in Spanish with English captions) where you can learn more about this alternative for victims of crime.
We added the crimes of theft and related offenses and unauthorized use of personal identifying information to the North DakotaCrimes page and State Statutes page.
We added the crime of identity theft to the North CarolinaCrimes page and State Statutes page in English. Spanish coming soon!
We added the crimes of false personation, criminal impersonation (1st degree, 2nd degree), and Aggravated identity theft to the New YorkCrimes page and State Statutes page in English. Spanish coming soon!
We added the crime of theft of identity; obtaining identity by electronic fraud to the New MexicoCrimes page and State Statutes page in English. Spanish coming soon!
We updated all 14 courthouse resources on our ConnecticutCourthouse Locations page in English. Spanish coming soon!