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Tribal Law

Tribal laws are local laws that are enacted and enforced by Native American populations within their territories. Learn more about how these laws interact with U.S. state and federal laws.


Domestic Violence Resource Guide


Native Legal Net Public Law Library

Find audio and visual information about the law as it affects your rights.


Are You Being Abused?

If any of these apply to you, you may be in and abusive relationship. Find out where to go, who to call and how to get help.


Tribal Resources for Domestic Violence

Find Tribal Resources, phone numbers and websites, resources for counseling, legal aid, victim assistance, shelters, safe houses and more.




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Question: Does a restraining order stay on a defendant's record? If so, how long. The restraining order was for harassment. TA
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Question: Recently got married less than 3 weeks ago on the reservation.... Looking to get an annulment... What's the process in Gila River? Is there a time frame? We have no assets together.... No children or pregnancy.
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Question: How can I defend myself professionally on a Summons that was delivered to me?It states on there I have within 20 days to defend myself. And its states that i pay for the filing fee. Do I have to pay it?
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Question: My husband and I have been married for 19 years. Common Law for 4 years and 14 years Legally Married (State of NM). We have been separated for 3 months, if I decided to divorce my husband my reason is "Adultery". We have a State Marriage Licence and we married in Navajo Nation Court. Do I file with the State of New Mexico or Navajo Nation. We have 2 children therefore child support will be filed. And can I charge my husband and his companion with "Adultery"?
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