Protection Orders

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Question: A friend told my ex that I have been advised to get a RO against him. He retaliated by getting a false one against me- before I could  on against him. Its been 6months now, but I want to contest this and also get him one cos he is still going around asking people of my whereabout.I'm scared of this man and his terrible anger.pls what do I do? I can't afford an attorney at all. Where do I start? Is there a lawyer who can represent a domestic violence victim for free or future payment?

Answer:

The following is provided for education purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The following article describes the process of obtaining a protective order and may be very beneficial to you. Another article, the Domestic Violence Survivor’s Guide may also help answer the questions you have. It contains a list of county-by-county resources to help victims of domestic violence.

In addition, you can find a flowchart describing the process of obtaining an Order of Protection here. The Maricopa County Superior Court maintains a page that has information on obtaining a protective order as well. While this can be done without the help of an attorney, there are resources available should you want to contact one directly .

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  • A friend told my ex that I have been advised to get a RO against him. He retaliated by getting a false one against me- before I could  on against him. Its been 6months now, but I want to contest this and also get him one cos he is still going around asking people of my whereabout.I'm scared of this man and his terrible anger.pls what do I do? I can't afford an attorney at all. Where do I start? Is there a lawyer who can represent a domestic violence victim for free or future payment?

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