Protective Order

Advocates from YCC are available to assist you free of charge in filing for a protective order or answer any questions you may have regarding protective orders. The also provide accompaniment to court as well as ongoing support and referrals.  To connect with an advocate, call the crisis line at 801-392-7273 and ask to speak to a protective order advocate, or call 801-689-1704 for the advocate program coordinator.

What can a Protective Order do?

The police can arrest the Respondent for not obeying the Protective Order. Then the judge can order the Respondent to pay a fine or go to jail or both.

A Protective Order is not a substitute for divorce. Permanent child custody, parent time and support and permanent division of property require a divorce decree.

  • Order the Respondent to stay away from the Petitioner and the Petitioners home, job, vehicle or school, and not to contact or harass the Petitioner in any way.
  • Order the Respondent not to harm the Petitioner, the Petitioners children or anyone who lives with the Petitioner.
  • Order the Respondent not to have any guns or other weapons.
  • Order temporary possession of the home, car and essential personal property.
  • Order temporary custody, parent-time and support for the children.
  • Order temporary spousal support if the Petitioner and Respondent are married.
  • Order the children not to be removed from Utah.
  • Allow the Petitioner to carry a concealed firearm without a permit and carry a firearm on a vehicle, on a public street or in a posted prohibited area for 120 days after the protective order is issued.

How can I obtain a Protective Order?

Advocates from YCC are available to assist you free of charge in filing for a protective order or answer any questions you may have regarding protective orders. The also provide accompaniment to court as well as ongoing support and referrals.  To connect with an advocate, call the crisis line at 801-392-7273 and ask to speak to a protective order advocate, or call 801-689-1704 for the advocate program coordinator.

Need Legal Help?

While the YCC and its employees are not qualified to give legal advice, we do offer legal advice from licensed attorneys on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m held at YCC. There are a limited number of spaces available, and these fill quickly. Call YCC at (801) 394-9456 by 8 a.m. on the day that you wish to come and meet with an attorney.

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