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Updated: 
November 19, 2020

Where can I file for a dating violence protective order?

You can file for a dating violence protective order in district court. The district court judge will decide whether or not to grant you a temporary (ex parte) order based on the facts of your case.1

If the district court judge does not grant you a temporary (ex parte) order and you still want a dating violence protective order, your case will still be scheduled for a hearing and the abuser will be served with notice unless your case is dismissed. You will have a chance to prove that you need the order at a hearing.2

1 See UT ST § 78B-7-403
2 UT ST § 78B-7-405(3)