What is an Order of Protection in Arizona?

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in blog, Order of Protection

An order of protection is issued by the court to limit the behavior of someone who harms or threatens to harm you.  You may apply for an order of protection if the defendant is connected to you in an intimate manner. For instance, the defendant must be your spouse or former spouse, roommate or former roommate, father or mother of your child or unborn child, a person you were formerly involved with on a romantic or sexual basis, a family member such as a parent, grandparent, brother, sister, etc. or your spouse’s family member.   In order to apply for an order of protection, the defendant has either committed or is about to commit any of the following:   Any of...

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