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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.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for the abuser to buy or have a gun.

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