The portal will also help you figure out whether you the plaintiff and the person from whom you are seeking protection the defendant have a qualifying relationship for an order of. The petition is verified and filed in writing the person it is filed against is over 12 years old unless the order is granted by the juvenile division of the superior court the petition is only filed against one person.
For more information click here to go to azpoint.
How to get a restraining order in maricopa county. If you are in immediate danger call 911. The purpose of a protective order is to restrain a person from committing an act of harassment or domestic violence against another person or persons. An advocate can help you make a safety plan and give you more information about how an order of protection works and how it will be served on the defendant.
Injunctions against harassment and orders of protection can be issued by any court in arizona regardless of the location of the plaintiff and defendant. An order of protection is a court order that is issued to stop a person from committing domestic violence or from contacting other people protected by the order. Before filling out a petition for an order of protection an injunction against harassment or an injunction against workplace harassment please read the domestic violence page.
A restraining order is valid for a year. If you obtain your order of protection from superior court the county sheriff s office may serve your order or you may hire someone to serve your abuser for you. For more information on protective orders please see our protective orders.
Once you download the form you may either fill it out on your computer or print out the blank form and fill it in by hand at a later time. Azpoint the arizona protective order initiation and notification tool has been designed to help you fill out a petition for an order of protection. Requested petitions are typically seen by a judge and ruled on the same day.
Paperwork for orders of protection injunctions against harassment and injunction against workplace harassment are only available in the protective orders at the courthouse locations and are not downloadable. During this period you are entitled to one hearing on the order. Any court in the state of arizona can review a petition and issue a protective order.
Under arizona law as noted in title 13 3602 a restraining order will not be granted unless. You will find links to arizona sheriff s departments on our site. You can get a protective order modified or dismissed.
You can complete a protective order at any of the protective order centers in maricopa county. Orders of protection protection orders can be obtained at the maricopa county superior court or at any justice or municipal court. You need to file a written request for a hearing in the court that issued the restraining order.
Protective orders welcome to the maricopa county superior court protective orders website. Remember the police and courts cannot enforce your order until your abuser has been served.