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Legal Statutes: Utah

UPDATED November 15, 2016

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Part 4. Dating Violence Protection Act

back to top78B-7-403. Abuse or danger of abuse--Dating violence protective orders

(1) A person may seek a protective order if the person is subjected to, or there is a substantial likelihood the person will be subjected to:

(a) abuse by a dating partner of the person; or

(b) dating violence by a dating partner of the person.

(2) A person may seek an order described in Subsection (1) whether or not the person has taken other action to end the relationship.

(3) A person seeking a protective order may include another party in the petition for a protective order if:

(a) the person seeking the order meets the requirements of Subsection (1); and

(b) the other party:

(i) is a family or household member of the person seeking the protective order; and

(ii) there is a substantial likelihood the other party will be subjected to abuse by the dating partner of the person.

(4) A person seeking a protective order under this part shall, to the extent possible, provide information to facilitate identification of the respondent, including a name, Social Security number, driver license number, date of birth, address, telephone number, and physical description.

(5) A petition seeking a protective order under this part may not be withdrawn without written order of the court.

(6)(a) A person may not seek a protective order against an intimate partner, as defined by federal law in Title 18 U.S.C. Section 921, of the person under this part.

(b) A person may seek a protective order against a cohabitant, as defined by section 78B-7-102, or an intimate partner, as defined by federal law, of the person under Title 78B, Chapter 7, Part 1, Cohabitant Abuse Act.

Laws 2013, c. 179, § 3, eff. May 14, 2013.