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A person can obtain a protective order for themselves and/or their children if a parent or cohabitant is abusive or a perpetrator of domestic violence. Generally, a person must go to a court, state the facts of the abuse, and then a district court judge may or may not issue a temporary protective order 78B-7-102. If the judge issues a temporary protective order, the alleged abuser must receive written notice of the protective order by process server, and a hearing is then held within 20 days before a hearing commissioner in courts in the first, second, third, and fourth districts. For courts in the other districts, the initial hearing is held before a judge.

To learn more about protective orders and how Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law can help you, call us at (801) 845-9029 or contact us online and schedule a consultation with our attorney.

Hearing before Commissioner

If the hearing is before a hearing commissioner, a party can appeal to the judge after the initial hearing. Evidence can be taken when a hearing is before a judge, and the parties can testify or present other witnesses to testify. If a final protective order is issued, it can remain in place for several months or years, and it will remain as long as there is still a danger of abuse. A party may challenge the maintenance of the protective order by filing a motion with the court.

Dating Violence

The statute for protective orders can be found at 78B-7-106. If a dating partner of the petitioner has abused or committed dating violence, information about that kind protective order can be found at 78B-7-404.

Call (801) 845-9029 for a Consultation

In a consultation with Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law, you can learn more about your situation and possible options. Our protective order attorney in Salt Lake City has more than 28 years of experience in this area of law, and our team can guide you every step of the way through the legal process. You can rely on us to provide you with the individualized representation you deserve.

Call Ted Weckel, Attorney at Law today at (801) 845-9029 to schedule your consultation with our protective order lawyer in Salt Lake City.

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