Selected State Statutes: Utah

78B-7-108 Mutual protective orders prohibited.

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78B-7-108 Mutual protective orders prohibited.

(1) A court may not grant a mutual order or mutual orders for protection to opposing parties, unless each party:

(a) has filed an independent petition against the other for a protective order, and both petitions have been served;

(b) makes a showing at a due process protective order hearing of abuse or domestic violence committed by the other party; and

(c) demonstrates the abuse or domestic violence did not occur in self-defense.

(2) If the court issues mutual protective orders, the circumstances justifying those orders shall be documented in the case file.