Traditionally, Utah courts have only offered protective orders to three classes of people. Meaning for an individual to get an order from the court keeping another individual away from them they had to have a certain relationship with that person. These three categories were individuals who are related, who live or have lived together, or who have parented a child together. Over the years the Utah legislature has had concerns over whether or not these categories were too restrictive and left some individuals, that were in need of protection, out in the cold. While there is the option of a civil stalking injunction regardless of the parties relationship the legislature has now gone beyond that and created a new class of protective order for people who are only dating and not related or living together.
The New Dating Violence Protective Order
With the recent passing of the dating violence protective order bill the Utah legislature has created a new law that allows for a person in a dating relationship to get a protective order against their partner if they have been subjected to abuse or violence by their partner. In fact the law actually extends to include situations where no abuse or violence has taken place but where there is a substantial likelihood that there will be abuse or violence.
Ogden Family Law Attorney | Getting Help with Your Protective Order Case
If you live in Northern Utah, such as Ogden, Farmington, Bountiful, or Logan, and are involved in a protective order case or would like to start a protective order case then call Ogden Divorce Law today. Whether you are the petitioner or respondent, or whether it is a traditional protective order case or a new dating violence protective order you can be sure that the attorneys at Ogden Divorce Law know how to help you and will make sure that your rights are protected. Call or email us today to find out how we can help you.