In Arizona, Orders of protection are used when the plaintiff and the defendant are related to each other, while injunctions against harassment are for other people who are unrelated to each other. I can help with either situation.
Orders of protection are intended to be used to protect the plaintiff from abuse. They are easy to obtain but can be difficult to defend or to challenge in court.
If you have been served with an order of protection, there is a good chance that you have been forced out of your home without notice. There is also a good chance that you have lost access to your children. I have successfully challenged many protective orders, ending in what is called a “quashed” order. You don’t have to take the order lying down. You have rights.
I have also successfully kept orders in place for abuse victims when the orders have been challenged. While most litigants who seek to obtain an initial order are successful in obtaining one, you will have the burden of proving your allegations by a preponderance of the evidence if the defendant challenges the order.
Whether you are needing to challenge an order, or defend your order against challenge in court, it helps to have an experienced attorney at your side who can present your case and your evidence persuasively to the judge. Call my office to schedule a free consultation.