Victims of domestic violence often feel helpless with no place to turn for assistance. Each day, countless people throughout Salt Lake City live in constant fear of physical violence and intimidation from the spouse or partner. But there are solutions. One of the most effective, is the use of protective orders. The legal team at The Ault Firm is committed to helping victims of domestic violence find the best legal solutions to end this vicious cycle and go on with their lives.
My name is Christopher M. Ault and I am a Salt Lake City protective orders attorney. Many people live in the constant nightmare of an abusive relationship. But it does not need to continue. Protective orders are an effective legal method to remove an abusive spouse or partner from your premises. Many people often confuse protective orders with restraining orders. A protective order is designed to legally put a stop to stalking, threats of stalking and bodily harm made by a specific party. They require both parties have no contact.
Filing For a Protective Order in Utah
The process of filing a protective order in Utah can sometimes get complicated. That is why it is crucial to have an experienced and knowledgeable Salt Lake City protective orders lawyer on your side. First, the petitioner must file both a temporary order and a permanent order. By providing sufficient evidence, the petitioner can enter a request for a temporary order the same day. However, it is important to understand some courts may take longer. Once a hearing is set, the petitioner can argue their case. If the court determines the evidence is sufficient, it will grant a permanent order.
One of the benefits of protective orders is they can be filed and processed relatively quickly. For cases of stalking, the petitioner can receive a protective the same day the request is filed. For permanent orders, most hearings are set within two weeks. This helps victims of abusive relationships, resolve their situation. Both parties must be present at the hearing. As your Salt Lake City protective orders attorney, I can effectively organize and present your evidence to the court to ensure the best possible results. If the respondent fails to appear in court and there is evidence they received the necessary paperwork, the court will rule in favor of the petitioner. If both parties appear in court, each will be given the opportunity to present their case.