Recently updated on February 21st, 2024 at 11:11 am

Prepare your Court Forms Online for Protective Orders in Utah

This website helps victims learn about the types and then create official court forms required for getting a protective order in Utah.

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HOW IT WORKS

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1. Take Screening

Start with an online screening tool to help you decide which restraining order fits your situation the best.

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2. Prepare Documents

Instead of looking at the legal forms themselves, you will be guided thorough a series of detailed questionnaires. These will gather the necessary information topic by topic. The questions are in plain and non-legal language. To make this process as simple as possible, our system will then generate the official court forms with your responses printed on them.

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3. Consult Advocate (Optional)

You can consult a victim advocate or pro bono (free) lawyer to get guidance on restraining orders.  These resources are paid for typically by government and can help you review your case documents, and talk to you directly to discuss your case and safety planning. 

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4. File with the Clerk

You can formally begin the case by filing with your local court.  You will be informed about which specific court you need to file at as its important to go to one that has jurisdiction over your case. You can file by either printing and visiting the clerk's office at the court or in many locations online directly from this website. 

TYPES OF PROTECTION ORDERS

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Cohabitant Abuse Protective Orders

This section defines domestic violence and abuse for the purposes of getting a protective order. Abuse is when a a “cohabitant” purposely causes or tries to cause you physical harm or makes you afraid that you will be immediately physically harmed. UT ST § 78B-7-102(1)

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Dating Violence Protective Orders

For the purposes of getting a dating violence protective order, you must have experienced “dating violence” or “abuse” by a dating partner or there must be a substantial likelihood that you will experience either one. UT ST § 78B-7-403(1)

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Stalking Injunctions

Stalking Injunctions are issued to victims of stalking or menacing behavior. These injunctions provide protection against further contact or harassment by the perpetrator. Utah Code Title 77, Chapter 3a, sections 77-3a-101 to 77-3a-601.

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Child Protective Orders

Child Protective Orders are issued to protect children from abuse, neglect, or endangerment by parents or guardians. Utah Code Title 78A, Chapter 6, Part 5, sections 78A-6-501 to 78A-6-507.

CONVENIENCES

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Privacy

You can explore legal options for getting a protection order while maintaining your complete privacy.  Nothing is shared with the government unless you share or submit.

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Resources

Learn about free community and pro bono resources. Connect with them and share your case data with a few clicks.

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Comprehensive

Covers all common situations such as those involving minors, or firearms, or others permitted by the Washington State law, thereby saving you time. 

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Forms Selection

Correct form, and the most updated versions are automatically selected based on your situation. 

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Automated Checks

Run automated checks to verify correctness of your responses and to avoid mistakes that may cause delays in securing a protection order.

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Simplified

All questions are presented in plain non-legal language. Difficult concepts are broken down into simpler steps. 

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Legal Information

The legal information contained here does not constitute legal advice or substitute for legal advice.

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Courts

This website provides services to prepare cases across New Hampshire i.e. across all counties as they share the same state-wide law.  It also has county specific slight changes such as additional court forms required.  

CONTACT TECHNICAL SUPPORT

This contact form is for technical support questions only. For non-technical questions please contact the victim advocates at the telephone numbers listed at the bottom of this page.  

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