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 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.