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Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados.
A protective order is an independent action that begins with a request or petition being filed with the local District Court.
Its purpose is to protect the petitioner and/or the petitioner’s family from a violent cohabitant.
The petition can be filed regardless of whether you have taken action to end the relationship with the abuser.
In Utah, protective orders and restraining orders can be obtained by individuals in need of stopping threatening or violent behavior.
Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones.
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Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options.If the judge grants the request, a Temporary Protective Order will be issued pending a hearing, which is usually about two weeks after the temporary order is issued.Prior to the hearing the respondent must be personally served the Temporary Protective Order with notice of the hearing date. The purpose of the hearing is to give the respondent an opportunity to defend him or herself against the petitioner’s accusations.Injunctions for Protection Against Sexual Violence may be issued if ONE INCIDENT of the following acts occur regardless of whether criminal charges based on the incident were filed, reduced or dismissed by the state attorney.An Injunction for Protection, sometimes referred to as a “restraining order,” is a means of getting legal protection, that directs the person not to have any contact with you, whether or not you have ever called the police or pressed charges.An injunction is a court order signed by a judge that can be served and or enforced by law enforcement.