State law permits persons who have been emotionally and/or physically injured in a reported crime to receive certain benefits from SOVA. Individual victims, immediate family members, or their legal representatives can apply for consideration.
If someone is abusing you or someone in your household, you do not have to accept it - even if your spouse is the abuser. The police and courts can help you stop the abuse. This brochure explains your basic rights and gives you information about where you can get help in an emergency.
Here are some questions to ask before you hire an attorney, questions regarding fees and costs, questions about cases regarding domestic violence, and questions about contested custody cases.