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Question: If I have an order of protection and my ex- husband and or wife wants to live near by so that our child could walk to his mothers our father's house, what are the laws for this , I asked the judge, and he said that in the order of protection they no longer state a specific distance however the judge advised me to seek legal advice.

Answer: The terms outlined in the Order of Protection should detail what actions the defendant is prohibited from doing. Arizona has a variety of free, reduced rate, or paid legal help options. Most free or reduced rate legal help programs have eligibility requirements based on income or type of legal case. To apply for free or reduced rate legal assistance, visit: https://www.azlawhelp.org/accessToJustice.cfm and click on “Click Here to Begin the Interview”. Or, you may call (866) 637-5341 and use the automated system to see if you meet eligibility for free/reduced cost legal help. You may also contact Arizona’s free legal help programs directly: Community Legal Services serves La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma Counties https://clsaz.org/office-locations/ DNA People’s Legal Services serves Coconino County and all of Navajo and Hopi Nations. https://dnalegalservices.org/contact/ Southern Arizona Legal Aid serves Apache, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz Counties. https://sazlegalaid.org/connect-with-us/ Many Arizona Courts offer services or resources to help individuals that may be representing themselves in court. For court location and contact information, access to forms, live chat with law librarians, and legal information, visit: https://azcourthelp.org For help finding a lawyer, visit: State Bar of Arizona (statewide referral): https://azbar.legalserviceslink.com/ Maricopa County Lawyer Referral: https://maricopabar.org/index.cfm?pg=LRSHome Pima County Lawyer Referral: https://tucsonlawyers.org/ Yavapai County Lawyer Referral: https://yavbar.org/find-a-lawyer

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  • If I have an order of protection and my ex- husband and or wife wants to live near by so that our child could walk to his mothers our father's house, what are the laws for this , I asked the judge, and he said that in the order of protection they no longer state a specific distance however the judge advised me to seek legal advice.

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