Arizona Spousal Abuse & Divorce Lawyers
Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Obtain Orders of Protection
Domestic violence can be a terrifying and dangerous situation for you and the rest of your family. Often, victims of domestic violence are not sure where to turn for help or what legal remedies are available. If you are dealing with spousal abuse or family violence, it is crucial to find a family law attorney who knows how to get you help as quickly as possible and explain your long-term legal options.
If you are experiencing domestic violence, take immediate action. At Singer Pistiner, P.C., we can help you obtain an emergency protective order right away and seek a long-term order of protection to keep you safer and give you legal control over the situation. Our Scottsdale domestic violence attorneys are aggressive in their pursuit of safety and security for our abused clients. We are compassionate to your needs and strive to obtain protection for you as soon as possible.
Call our law firm now at 602-910-2642 or 623-239-4610, or contact us by e-mail for a free consultation. We understand the urgency of your situation and we will do everything we can to meet with you immediately. We will act quickly to begin the legal process.
Domestic Violence Protection Orders in Arizona
When you obtain an order of protection (often called a “restraining order”), the court orders your abuser to stop committing domestic violence against you and to:
- Have no contact whatsoever with you (you are also prohibited from initiating contact), your children and certain other people in your life
- Move out, if you share a home
- Surrender any firearms to law enforcement
Essentially, Arizona defines domestic violence as:
- Threats, intimidation, harassment, stalking or surveillance
- Trespassing or criminal damage to your property
- Disorderly conduct
- Disobeying a court order
- Interfering with custody of your children
- Unlawful endangerment
- Kidnapping, restraint or holding you prisoner against your will
- Physical violence
Four different types of orders of protection are available in domestic violence situations. The first three apply only if your abuser is a family member or a member of your household:
- Emergency order of protection (issued without a hearing but valid for only one day)
- Permanent order of protection (issued after a hearing before a judge, valid for one year)
- Release order (when someone has been arrested for domestic violence and is released, the court may ordered conditions on that release)
- Injunction against harassment/injunction against workplace harassment (similar to orders of protection but available when your abuser is not a family member or a member of your household)
Our lawyers will listen carefully to what has happened with you and help you file the appropriate paperwork. In addition to handling your request for a protective order, we can explain what the impact of domestic violence could be on your divorce and child custody arrangements. We will explain your legal options and advise you at every step so you can protect yourself and your children.
Contact a Scottsdale Domestic Violence Lawyer
For a free initial consultation with a lawyer from Singer Pistiner, P.C., call 602-264-0110 or send us an e-mail.
Our firm advises and represents clients throughout the Scottsdale, Arizona, area.