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Updated: 
December 7, 2021

Can a sexual violence protective order be extended?

To extend your sexual violence protective order, you have to file a motion to extend before your order expires. You will have to prove one of the following to the judge at a hearing:

  • there is a substantial likelihood the abuser will commit sexual violence against you;
  • the respondent committed a violation of the sexual violence protective order;
  • the respondent was convicted of a violation of the sexual violence protective order;
  • the respondent committed sexual violence after the protective order was issued; or
  • the respondent was convicted of sexual violence after the order was issued.1

A sexual violence protective order can be extended once, for three years.2

1 UT ST § 78B-7-505(3)(a)
2 See Utah Courts website

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