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November 19, 2020

Do I need to tell the court in Utah if I move?

The court that gave you your protective order needs to have an up-to-date address for you at all times because they will communicate with you only by mail if anything happens to your protective order – for example, if the abuser files in court to dismiss the order or to modify it. If you will not be receiving mail at your old address, you should provide the court with a new address where you can receive mail.

If you provide your new address to the court, you can ask that it be kept confidential. It will then be kept in a confidential part of your file, and the public will not have access to it. However, your new address could possibly be released to court officials in your new state or law enforcement officials in either Utah or your new state. If you feel unsafe giving your new address, you can use the address of a friend you trust or a P.O. Box instead.