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Protective Orders Attorney in Salt Lake City

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 for help. However, that is not the case. The experienced legal team at Full Circle Family Law in Salt Lake City is committed to providing legal support and guidance to victims of domestic violence. We will help you find the best legal solutions to put an end to this vicious cycle and ensure you and your family are protected.

Let our team advocate on your behalf. Call us today at (801) 658-9895 to set up a free 30-minute consultation with our compassionate family law attorney.

Obtaining a Protective Order in Utah

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:

  • A current or former spouse
  • A current or former romantic partner
  • An individual with whom you share a child
  • An individual who is related to you through blood or marriage
  • An individual with whom you are expecting a child
  • An individual with whom you live or lived with
  • A person with whom you are or were in a sexual relationship

In this context, a cohabitant does not include the relationship between adoptive, natural, step, or foster siblings under the age of 18. It also does not include the relationship of a stepparent, adoptive parent, or natural parent to a minor.

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. Our experienced attorney will guide you throughout the process of filling out the necessary forms. 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.

Differences Between a Protective Order & Restraining Order

Generally, protective orders are issued to protect victims from physical abuse and domestic violence, while restraining orders are issued to restrict a person from a specific action or behavior.

Civil protective orders are brought as an independent case and carry both criminal and civil penalties for violations, whereas restraining orders must be brought within an existing open civil case (such as a divorce or paternity case) and carry only civil penalties for violations.

At Full Circle Family Law, we 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.

Reach Out For Help With a Protective Order to Fight Domestic Violence in Utah

If you are suffering from domestic violence or living with the threat of violence from a cohabitant, the legal team at Full Circle Family Law in Salt Lake City is prepared to 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.

Contact Full Circle Family Law today at (801) 658-9895 to set up a consultation with our trusted attorney to discuss the details of your case.

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