Restraining Orders and Orders of Protection

Restraining orders can come into play during divorce cases for any number of reasons, and they may be temporary or permanent, depending on a given case.

If getting or dealing with restraining orders will be part of your divorce, you can turn to Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen A. Schoenau for experienced help and effective legal advocacy. While Karen Schoenau can help people efficiently secure restraining orders as part of a divorce, she is also skilled at assisting people in modifying or terminating restraining orders while helping them successfully resolve their divorce case.

Restraining Orders Commonly Issued in Arizona Divorce: Preliminary Injunctions Restraining Orders

In many divorce cases in Arizona, at the beginning of the case, it’s possible (and common) for preliminary injunctions to be issued by the family court. As a specific type of restraining order, preliminary injunctions for divorce are usually issued for both parties in the divorce, and they are typically temporary, only lasting until the final divorce decree has been issued by the court.

These types of restraining orders are generally intended to prevent:

  • Either partner from harassing the other partner
  • The selling off of marital or community property
  • Existing insurance policies from being terminated before the divorce has been finalized
  • Minor children from being taken out of Arizona and/or moved without court permission or the consent of the other parent.
Restraining Orders for Domestic Violence: Orders of Protection

When allegations of domestic violence or any type of abuse are part of a divorce case, getting an Order of Protection can be critical to keeping the alleged victims safe until more permanent solutions can be devised. In general, Orders of Protection:

  • Can be obtained from a Superior Court, a City Court or the Justice of the Peace Court
  • Are free to apply for
  • Can be issued on the same day as the request for this type of restraining order (i.e., the Petition for Order of Protection)
  • Are intended to keep an alleged abuser away from victims until further investigation into the matter can be conducted.

Here, it’s also important to note that you should call 911 if you or your children are in any immediate danger related to domestic violence.

Scottsdale Divorce Attorney at the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau

Do you need help with restraining orders and divorce? If so, you can rely on Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau for experienced, effective help and legal representation. Since 1987, Karen Schoenau has been committed to helping people resolve their important and sensitive family law matters, including complicated divorce cases involving domestic violence allegations.

Dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services at reasonable rates, Phoenix and Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau will always:

  • Work closely with each of her clients to help them understand their best options for resolving their divorce and other family law issues
  • Keep them informed about the progress of their case
  • Help them get through the emotional and psychological impacts related to their divorce and other family legal issues
  • Help them successfully resolve their divorce.
Contact us Today

To learn more about how Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau can help you, schedule an initial consultation with her today by calling 480-209-1918 or by emailing us using the contact form.

From her offices based on Scottsdale, Attorney Karen Schoenau represents clients throughout the metropolitan Phoenix area and the state of Arizona, including in Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise, Maricopa County, Pinal County, and Gila County.

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