Utahns in abusive relationships can seek protection in the court system. The court can assist these people by issuing "stay away" orders. Under Utah law the court can issue a restraining order or a protective order amongst others. These two orders are similar in what they do, but they address different situations. Here, we will look at the differences between restraining orders and protective orders.
As with anywhere, relationship problems are always a possibility in the state of Utah. Yet, not every relationship ends on the same note. Some may even linger on with threats of harm or physical violence. Those who are subjected to this behavior need some sort of protection to cut off the other party and continue on with their lives. Protective orders offer this type of protection. Find out how to qualify for a protective order, and what it means for your future.