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FAQ - Domestic Violence and Harassment

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Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

I want to move to get away from my abuser, but I live in an apartment. Can I break my lease?

Arizona law allows a victim of domestic violence to end a rental agreement early, without having to pay future rent, penalties, or fees for early termination. However, the plaintiff must let the landlord know, in writing, of their intent to end the lease early, and they must also give the landlord a copy of either an Order of Protection or a police report regarding the domestic violence incident. The incident of domestic violence that is causing the lease termination must have occurred within 30 days of the victim giving notice to the landlord. For more information about early lease termination, visit



Forms for filing for an Order of Protection

Arizona Statute § 33-1318

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