Domestic Violence

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Question: My name is Ana, I have 3 children and my ex the father of my 2 younger girls his new girlfriend harassed me in a public parking lot, in front of my 3 children age (5 6,9) will i have to call cps ? Already doing an order of protection. His girlfriend punched me bout 10 times in my head with my children being there. The father was not there, but they both live together. If i placed an order of protection how will that work if my ex the father lives with her? I'm at a total loss.

Answer: You have the right to seek an order of protection which may or may not cover your children.  The practicalities of an order of protection might be best decided by seeking counsel from a lawyer.  There are 3 programs in Arizona that you can use to get some inexpensive legal advice and guidance.  One is the Modest Means Program.  For a $75.00 fee, the Modest Means Program will arrange a one hour consult with an experienced attorney.  The telephone number is (866) 637-5341. Both the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Pima County Bar Association have lawyer referral services that offer a 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney.  Maricopa County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consultation for a fee of $40.00. The telephone number is (602) 257-4434.  Pima County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consultation for a fee of $35.00.  The telephone number is (520) 623-4625.  You might need to request a modification of your custody order, so talking to a lawyer and getting some advice would be helpful.

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  • My name is Ana, I have 3 children and my ex the father of my 2 younger girls his new girlfriend harassed me in a public parking lot, in front of my 3 children age (5 6,9) will i have to call cps ? Already doing an order of protection. His girlfriend punched me bout 10 times in my head with my children being there. The father was not there, but they both live together. If i placed an order of protection how will that work if my ex the father lives with her? I'm at a total loss.

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