WomensLaw serves and supports all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.

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How to Use Our Website

WomensLaw.org has a lot of information geared to supporting all victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking who are wanting to end an abusive relationship and often navigating the legal system on their own. Hopefully, understanding the legal process will help empower you to safeguard your rights while keeping as safe as possible. We understand browsing all of this information can be complicated, so we have created short videos to help you find the information you need. 

Browsing WomensLaw.org
How to use the Email Hotline
How to chat with a lawyer

Browsing WomensLaw.org

On WomensLaw.org, you can find legal information on various topics including restraining orders, custody, and divorce. Our state-specific information covers the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands. We also have federal legal information on immigration, gun laws, and more. You can also find information on how to stay as safe as possible and where to seek emotional support and legal services.

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0:18 - Spanish information available
1:20 - Exit feature
1:34 - Ways to browse the website
4:25 - Browsing state-specific legal information
6:15 - Preparing for court when representing yourself
7:35 - Immigration information
8:07 - Federal gun laws
9:16 - Videos and quick guides
10:24 - Information about abuse
12:48 - Safety planning
13:35 - Helping others who are being abused
14:15 - Resources: advocates and lawyer referral services in each state

How to use the Email Hotline

Our Email Hotline will provide legal information to anyone who reaches out with legal questions or concerns regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or any other topic covered on WomensLaw.org. Through the Email Hotline, we cannot provide legal advice or representation, but we will provide legal information that could be useful to your specific situation.

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0:05 - How to access the Email Hotline platform
4:04 - Considering your safety while setting up your Email Hotline account
5:33 - How to send in your question
6:18 - What to include in your question
6:52 - Optional demographic survey
7:23 - Logging into your account
7:30 - How to use the Email Hotline platform
8:30 - Closing and deleting your account

How to chat with a lawyer

Once you’ve created an Email Hotline account and sent in your question, WomensLaw will respond within five business days. If your question is about domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, you will be given the option to schedule an online chat session with a WomensLaw attorney to ask follow-up questions. We cannot provide legal advice during the chat session, but we will provide legal information that could be useful to your specific situation.

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0:04 - How to access the chat appointment option on the Email Hotline platform
0:32 - Check your time zone before setting up the appointment
0:54 - Schedule/reschedule the chat appointment
1:36 - How to enter the chat when it’s time for the chat appointment
1:52 - Chat platform: how to chat with a WomensLaw attorney
3:54 - Reopening your chat within the 30 minutes of your appointment
4:07 - Viewing the chat transcript after your chat session is over