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Legal Information: Arizona

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
January 10, 2020

Do I need a lawyer?

No, you do not need an attorney to file for an order of protection.  However, it may be helpful to have one, especially if the abuser requests a hearing.  For more information, see Will I have to face the abuser in court?

You will find information on legal assistance and domestic violence organizations under the Places that Help tab at the top of this page.  You might also want to check the AZ Download Court Forms page to see which forms you may have to fill out in court.

If you are going to be in court without a lawyer, our Preparing for Court – By Yourself section may be useful to you.