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Restraining Orders

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December 27, 2016

Can the order be modified or dismissed?

An ex parte civil stalking injunction or a (final) civil stalking injunction can be dismissed (dissolved) at any time upon your request. You would have to file a petition in the court that issued the order.*  You may also file in court to modify the order.**

It's possible that the respondent can also file in court to ask the court to dismiss or modify the order and the judge will set it down for a hearing where you will have the opportunity to be present and object to the respondent's request.  The burden is on the respondent to show "good cause" why the civil stalking injunction should be dismissed (dissolved) or modified.***

* UT ST § 77-3a-101(13)
** See UT ST § 77-3a-101(11)(b)
*** UT ST § 77-3a-101(10)