Orders of Protection – Phoenix Divorce Attorneys of Reppucci and Roeder, PLLC
Orders of Protection – Divorce Attorneys of Reppucci and Roeder
Arizona Family Law Attorneys Assisting With Protective Orders
Sometimes, in order to protect yourself, you will need to seek the assistance of the court in issuing an order of protection. There are several types of protective orders, but the most common ones are intended to protect a party from harassment or physical harm. In domestic matters, restraining orders and protective orders are used to stop the person from abusing or harming you.
At Reppucci & Roeder, we have assisted countless Arizona citizens in obtaining protective orders to keep them safe. We understand the order of protection process and can skillfully guide you through completion of it so that you start receiving protection as soon as possible.
The Order of Protection
An Order of Protection is also commonly referred to as a restraining order in Arizona. To receive an order of protection, a judicial officer must find that domestic violence has occurred and you have a specific relationship with the abuser. There are two main types of orders of protection:
- Emergency Orders of Protection (EOP): An EOP is intended to assist those in immediate and present danger of domestic violence. A judicial officer has the power to grant an EOP in writing or orally. It will only be effective for two days, so it is imperative you seek a permanent protective order quickly.
- Permanent Orders of Protection: Before issuing a permanent order of protection, a formal hearing will be held before a judicial officer. Both sides can present their case. The permanent order will last for one year from the date it is served upon your abuser. After that year expires, you can seek to renew the order if there is still a threat of domestic violence.
Who is Eligible to Receive an Order of Protection?
A judicial officer must find that you meet the “relationship requirement” in order to issue an order of protection. The Arizona relationship requirement is met under the following circumstances:
- You are related by blood to the abuser or the abuser’s spouse
- You are married to or were previously married to the abuser
- You are related to the abuser or the abuser’s spouse by marriage
- You live with or used to live with the abuser
- You were the abuser’s same-sex partner and you currently live or used to live in the same household
- You are pregnant or have a child with the abuser
- You are related to the abuser or the abuser’s spouse by court order, i.e. adoption
How the Order of Protection Can Help
The order of protection can be structured so as to prevent the abuser from having any sort of contact with you, whether by phone, in person, or otherwise. If you live together, the abuser will have to move out. The abuser will need to turn in his or her firearms and may be prevented from contacting the children.
If the abuser violates any terms of the protective order, he or she can be placed in jail.
Reppucci & Roeder: Phoenix Attorneys Helping You Stay Safe Through Protective Orders
When a situation has reached a dangerous point, a protective order will prove vital in keeping you safe. The Phoenix Family Law and Divorce Lawyers at Reppucci & Roeder will walk you through the order of protection process so that you will no longer experience harassment or threats. Our attorneys personally handle all order of protection actions. Our years of experience in the family law industry have earned us an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau and a reputation for excellence throughout the Phoenix community. The divorce lawyers at Reppucci & Roeder are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions concerning orders of protection. Call the Arizona divorce lawyers of Reppucci & Roeder today at (480) 300-6012 to schedule your free consultation.