LAWS Legal Services
LAWS Legal Services provides legal consultation and representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking who need assistance obtaining a protective order or with other family law issues. All services are confidential and free of charge. Services are provided at our Community Services Center.
All legal services require a preliminary screening. All screenings are confidential and conducted after inquiry.
- Consultation with an attorney
- Legal representation for victims obtaining a Protective Order
- Legal representation for victims in custody, divorce, child support & spousal support hearings
- Assistance with filing for Protective Orders
- Court accompaniment by an advocate
For more information and to speak with our Legal Services Advocate, please call 703-771-3397.
LAWS 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
LAWS operates a 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault crisis hotline staffed by trained advocates and volunteers. Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault concerned persons in the community, advocates, professionals, law enforcement, courts, or any other person who needs information about domestic or sexual violence services and community resources can call.
Advocates and trained volunteers are available to respond to all inquiries for information, safety planning, referrals, shelter and/or appropriate outside services. Calls can be made anonymously—you are free to only give information you feel comfortable sharing. If the caller needs interpretation services, language line interpretation services are available in any language.
Other valuable information:
Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Protective Order Information–Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
Frequently Asked Questions–Filing a Protective Order in Loudoun County
Family Abuse Protective Orders in Virginia—Video
Virginia Division of Child Support Enforcement