Domestic Violence Article


Protective Order Center - How to Obtain an Order of Protection from the Court

Follow the link below to watch the Mariocpa County Superior Court video about their Protective Order Center and how to get an order of protection.


https://youtu.be/mjDfceV1pOs



Maricopa County Superior Court opened its first Protective Order Center (formerly Family Violence Prevention Center) in downtown Phoenix in 2001. The Center provides resources within the court building to assist individuals dealing with family violence issues. Visitors can obtain necessary paperwork to pursue a court order related to domestic violence. The Protective Order Center also provides resources to help individuals understand and navigate the process of obtaining protection orders to prevent domestic violence or harassment.



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  • Injunction against harassment with "no contact" but both parties are in the same school and same classes together. How is the defendant to avoid contact? Is he required to change schools?
  • My son went to court and got my restraining order against him dismissed. I went to court and got a copy of the proof of service which was signed by his fiancée. She never served me. Is it legal for her to serve me?
  • Help! Domestic violence occurred. My husband left me unexpectedly. We have a daughter. I have no income, no car, no phone and now a lease that I can't pay, what are my resources?
  • where do I go yo file a restraining order?
  • My girlfriend came to my house uninvited to pick up the kids with rage she got four domestic violence and was sent to jail that night..The cops left the children in my son's care at my home. ..she plead not guilty and she is taking this to trial with a lawyer. ..what are her chances..The four of us were the victims. What are her chances of getting off?
  • My ex is doing this to our son. Where can I get help? The judge doesn't see my side of this and there was significant domestic violence in our marriage. The judge has granted my ex custody and he is a dangerous alcoholic. My daughter, his step daughter is so afraid for her little brother because she knows 1st hand what her step-father is capable of yet the judge won't let her in the court room. My ex is extremely good at conning and manipulating the system and has the judge fooled. I don't know what to do and now I can't even see our son. What can I do?
  • Is it possible to remove a domestic violence charge from my record to stop having a delay when I purchase firearms?
  • I am currently trying to find an organization or agency to help a victim of domestic violence move her belongings from Glendale, AZ. to Peoria AZ. Is there an organization the can help?
  • A court signed an Injunction Against Harrassment to protect me from my ex-boyfriend but I cannot afford to pay a process server to have the injunction served on him.  He is still harrassing me but leaves before the police arrive.  What should I do?
  • How do I go about renewing my Order of Protection if there haven't been any new incidents of domestic violence?

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  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .
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