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November 19, 2020

What protections can I get in a stalking injunction?

A stalking injunction can:

  • prohibit the stalker (respondent) from stalking you;
  • order the stalker to stay away from your home, work, school, or other specific place or person;
  • prohibit the stalker from contacting you, directly or indirectly, including personal, written or telephone contact with you, your employers, employees, fellow workers or others with whom communication would be likely to cause annoyance or alarm; and/or
  • include any additional relief that is necessary for the protection of you or other specific people named in your order.1

If you and the stalker have minor children together, the judge is supposed to take into consideration the stalker’s custody and parent-time rights while ensuring the safety of the you and your children. Note: If the judge issues a civil stalking injunction, but does not address custody and parent-time issues, a copy of the stalking injunction should be filed in any court proceeding in which custody and parent-time issues are being considered.2

1 UT ST § 78B-7-701(3)(a)
2 UT ST § 78B-7-701(3)(b)