Utah Restraining Orders

Every day, numerous individuals live under the threat of physical violence at the hands of a partner or spouse. Such situations can make a person feel helpless with no one to turn to.

Our experienced legal team is committed to providing legal support and guidance to victims of domestic violence. A Murray protective order lawyer can help you find the best legal solutions to put an end to this vicious cycle and ensure that you and your family are protected.

How to Get a Protective Order

A protective order protects victims of domestic violence from either a current or past cohabitant. In Utah, a cohabitant is defined as an individual who is at least 16 years of age and one of the following:

  1. A current or former spouse
  2. A current or former romantic partner
  3. An individual with whom you share a child
  4. An individual who is related to you through blood or marriage
  5. An individual with whom you are expecting a child
  6. An individual with whom you live or lived with
  7. A person with whom you are or were in a sexual relationship

Applying for a Protective Order With Utah Family Court

Applying for a Protective Order with the UT Family Courts

To request a protective order, you must apply for it in the district court in the county where you live, where the abuse occurred, or where your abuser lives. We can guide you throughout the process. In the application, you must be as specific and descriptive as possible when recounting the events and every incident of abuse. Understandably, this is a difficult experience to endure, and you can rely on us to get you through it.

It takes a lot of strength and bravery to seek the protection you need, but with skilled legal representation, you can obtain a protective order and move forward with your life without fear.

What Are the Differences Between a Protective Order and a Restraining Order?

Protective Orders

  • Are issued to protect victims from physical abuse and domestic violence.
  • Civil protective orders are brought as an independent case and carry both criminal and civil penalties for violations.

Restraining Orders

  • Are issued to restrict a person from a specific action or behavior.
  • Must be brought within an existing open civil case (such as a divorce¬†or paternity case) and carry only civil penalties for violations.

Our attorneys can help you identify whether a restraining order or a protective order is right for your case and work with you to pursue that order in Court.

Find a Murray Protective Order Attorney Today

If you are suffering from domestic violence or living with the threat of violence from a cohabitant, we can provide you with the effective advice and guidance you need to protect yourself and your family. No one should ever have to live in fear, and you can rely on our commitment and dedication during this difficult time. If you are seeking to obtain a protective order, contact us today to start discussing the details of your case.