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Legal Statutes: Utah

UPDATED November 15, 2016

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Part 1. Cohabitant Abuse Act

back to top78B-7-103 Abuse or danger of abuse -- Protective orders

(1) Any cohabitant who has been subjected to abuse or domestic violence, or to whom there is a substantial likelihood of abuse or domestic violence, may seek an ex parte protective order or a protective order in accordance with this chapter, whether or not that person has left the residence or the premises in an effort to avoid further abuse.

(2) A petition for a protective order may be filed under this chapter regardless of whether an action for divorce between the parties is pending.

(3) A petition seeking a protective order may not be withdrawn without approval of the court.
History: C. 1953, 30-6-2, enacted by L. 1979, ch. 111, § 2; 1989, ch. 32, § 2; 1992, ch. 248, § 1; 1993, ch. 137, § 4; 1995, ch. 300, § 3; 1996, ch. 244, § 3; 2003, ch. 68, § 2; renumbered by L. 2008, ch. 3, § 1100.