Domestic violence can take many forms - physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, and sexual abuse. No matter the form it takes, it disrupts lives and leaves lasting impacts. During these moments, you need to remember there are helpful resources available to you and your family.

At Faussette & Faussette PLLC, we understand how devastating domestic violence can be. It's a serious issue that affects individuals and families not only in Phoenix, but throughout the Valley and the Greater Phoenix Area, including Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and Goodyear.  

Protective Measures 

Your safety is of the utmost concern. Implementing the following information will help you stay protected and organized when building a case against your abuser.  

  • Obtain an Order of Protection: This legal document provides immediate protection by restricting the abuser's actions. It can include provisions for no contact, staying away from your residence or workplace, surrendering firearms, and attending domestic violence offender treatment programs. 

  • Develop a Safety Plan: Identify safe places to go, keep important documents and emergency phone numbers accessible, and inform trusted friends and family about your situation. This plan should also include steps to enhance your home security, such as changing locks and securing windows and doors. 

  • Document Incidents of Abuse: Keep a record of incidents, including dates, times, and descriptions, as these can be used as evidence in legal proceedings. 

  • Secure Your Online Presence: Change passwords regularly, use two-factor authentication, and be cautious about sharing personal information online to prevent the abuser from tracking or harassing you. 

  • Financial Independence: Aim for financial independence by opening a separate bank account, saving money, and securing employment or job training. 

Understandably, every scenario is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. We're here to help you develop a personalized safety plan that fits your specific circumstances. 

Types of Protective Orders 

There are different types of protective orders that will fit your needs, including:  

  • Domestic Violence Order of Protection: This order is designed specifically for those facing domestic violence. It provides immediate protection and can include provisions such as no-contact orders, restrictions on firearm possession, and mandatory attendance at domestic violence offender treatment programs. 

  • Injunction Against Harassment: An injunction is applicable when the harassment does not qualify as domestic violence under Arizona law. It can help protect individuals who are victims of harassment but who do not have a specific relationship with the harasser. 

  • Injunction Against Workplace Harassment: This injunction is designed to protect employees from harassment at their workplace. It can be sought by an employer on behalf of all employees at the workplace, any person who enters the employer's property, or any person who is performing official work duties. 

Each order has its own eligibility criteria, process, and protections provided. We're here to help you understand these details and guide you through the process to obtain the most suitable protection for your unique situation. Our team at Faussette & Faussette PLLC is here to ensure you understand your rights, the legal implications, and the steps you need to take if the order is violated. 



Out-Of-State Enforcement and Other Concerns 

What if you need to move or the person you're seeking protection from lives in another state? Don't worry – we've got you covered. An order of protection obtained in Arizona can be enforced in other states. We'll guide you on how to get your order enforced in another state and what to do if the order is violated. 

We also understand that you may have concerns about facing the abuser in court or whether the order will show up in an internet search. Rest assured, we're here to provide the answers and support you need. 

Additional Support and Resources 

We understand that dealing with domestic violence can be overwhelming and isolating. That's why we offer a range of support and resources. We work closely with shelters and other organizations that provide safe spaces and support services for survivors. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. 

Remember, you're not alone. With our dedicated experience in family law, we're here to support you every step of the way. Together, we can work towards ending domestic violence and creating a safer future for all.   

Domestic Violence Attorney Serving Phoenix, Arizona

If you're dealing with a domestic violence situation and need legal guidance, don't hesitate to give us a call. We believe that you and your family deserve the best life possible. We proudly serve clients throughout the greater Phoenix area. Reach out today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can help. We're here to guide you through these challenging times, providing the legal support you need to protect yourself and your loved ones.