What is the Difference between an Order of Protection and an Injunction Against Harassment in Arizona in Arizona
Order of Protection Versus Injunction for Harassment in Arizona
The most important difference between the two protective orders is that an Order of Protection applies when there is a familial type relationship between the parties, such as a spouse, a former spouse, any person with whom you live or have lived with, someone with whom you have a child and against most other relatives that are related by blood or by marriage.
An Injunction Against Harassment, however, may only be filed against a person when there is no familial type relationship between the parties, such as neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances.
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Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about the difference between an order of protection and an injunction against harassment in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about protective orders in Arizona. Chris is a family law attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a protective order case should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through.