Legal Information: Arizona

Know the Laws - By State

Please see below for state-specific laws that might be useful for victims and survivors of domestic violence. This information is written in a Q & A format and is meant to provide you with easy-to-understand information. You can also reach us at our Email Hotline if you have more specific questions.

A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.

Information about orders of protection, injunctions against harassment and workplace harassment, and moving out of state with an order.

A custody order in Arizona determines who is responsible for caring, providing housing, and making decisions for a child.

Information about parental kidnapping (custodial interference) in Arizona.

Basic information about Arizona divorce laws.

A tenant who is a victim of domestic violence that took place anywhere or a victim of sexual assault that took place in the rental unit can terminate his/her lease early without penalty or get his/her locks changed.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Arizona and victim assistance programs.

There are state laws that may make it illegal for an abuser to buy or have a gun.

General information about your right to sue an abuser for medical costs, destroyed property, or other damages.