Protective & Restraining Orders

Adult Protective Orders

Adult Protective Orders

There are two types of adult protective orders: ex parte protective orders and full protective orders. An ex parte protective order temporarily protects you from abuse, sets a hearing date within 20 days. A full protective order can give you more protection and the court can set it for a longer duration. Read More

Child Protective Orders

Child Protective Orders

Similar to an adult protective order, it is a court order that has both civil and criminal provisions, usually restraining somebody from having contact with the child or from having unsupervised contact (or in some way limiting the contact between a child and the respondent). Read More

Restraining Orders

Restraining Orders

In Utah, there is a distinct difference between restraining orders and protection orders. Restraining orders are not a separate action, but generally part of an existing legal action like a divorce or paternity case. Protection orders are stand-alone actions that can be filed by victims of domestic violence, spousal abuse or general harassment. In some circumstances it is more advantageous to seek a restraining order, rather than a protective order. Read More

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Family Law Attorney in Provo, Utah - Kelly Peterson

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