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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  • Quash: The judicial officer stops the Order of Protection or Injunction Against Harassment. Note: Nothing the plaintiff does can stop, change or undo the order. what does this mean. I want to quash an OP that I have against a person. I've decided the emergency is over and don't want to wait for 1 year to expire. What are the consequences to me or the defendant?
  • I'm a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault. It's been four years since the last domestic occurred and I moved to Washington to get away from my abuser with my kids. I am wondering since it has been four years ago if there is anything that I can do now like make a police report or legal action now.
  • I am in need 5,000 to lay my daughter down to rest she was murdered in a domestic violence situation. Someone told me the county could help. Please help you.
  • I have an issue where my wife’s step-dad grabs my daughter with more force then necessary to try to discipline her. I am going to confront him about this and want to know what options I have. If he does not want to comply
  • In the past I have called in the police for help because my husband was hit, pushing or verbal abusing, but there was " never any mark or signs of abuse" so they said they couldn't help me. Las night out of nowhere he started to hit me again and push away some big soda bottles that my daughter and I were working on and did hit my daughter. But ones again I but have that many marks. Can I ask for help?
  • My wife kicked me out by threatening to call the cops on me and tell them im violent. I left because she was the one slapping me. How do I get my items? Do I still have to pay rent due on 5th? Kicked out on the 1st.
  • In Arizona when can a legally married man(woman) be charged with rape of his/her spouse?
  • im sorry i have no idea what category this would fall under since it can be under a few. idont know what else to do but my mom is is a horrible situation with my adult drug addict brother and she is always living each moment not knowing what he will be like each second. he has a violent history with my parents and he has a recond you can look up. michael hahn dob 7/25/88.. our dad just passed away and he is taking full advantage of our mom by staying there unwanted,using drugs,stealing things to get his drugs and being verbally,physically and emotionally abusive .what can be done?shes afraid
  • Recently, I have been put under a the protection of a restraining order with out my consent. It lasts one year and I do not wish to remain under it for that long. I'm going to turn 18 in a few months. Is it possible to take the protection of the restraining order off of me when I turn 18?
  • Can an order of protection be issued to a defendant out of state without an arrest being mad or charges being filed?

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  • State Bar of Arizona
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  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
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