Protective Order Lawyers in Salt Lake City
Legal Help with Every Step of a Protective Order
People who are facing abuse, stalking, threats, or other dangerous conditions need legal help to protect themselves and their families. At Lokken & Putnam, P.C., we help parents and individuals file protective orders and civil stalking injunctions against abusive people. Our seasoned family law attorneys also protect the rights of those who have had a restraining order filed against them.
We are happy to guide you through the filing process. Call (801) 829-9783 to discuss your case with an attorney who can direct you to free filing resources.
Protective Orders & Civil Stalking Injunctions
Civil stalking injunctions and protective orders are tools that let people protect themselves from abusive or dangerous individuals. You can file a civil stalking injunction against a non-family member or a person who does not live with you. Protective orders can be filed against family members, spouses, and people who have lived together.
A person can file a protective order or civil stalking injunction if they are:
- Threatened or afraid they will be harmed
- Injured or hurt
- Being monitored, observed, photographed, or followed
- Having their property or home interfered with
- Left a physical message or object at their home or workplace
- Contacted via a computer, the internet, or any other electronic means
Both protective orders and civil stalking injunctions order a respondent to not harm the filer and to stay away from their home, workplace, vehicle, and school. The respondent will also not be able to contact the filer or approach them.
If a respondent does not honor a protective order or civil stalking injunction, they can face severe fines and even jail time. These orders may also give the filer temporary child custody, parent time, and child support for children shared between both parties and spousal support for married couples.
We Can Guide You through the Process
Our attorneys are here to help you file the proper paperwork for a protective order at your county court. After filing, a judge may order a temporary protective order or injunction followed by a hearing in 15 to 20 days.
We can represent both people filing an order or facing a restraining order in the hearing and work to get them a favorable outcome. Our Salt Lake City protective order attorneys understand the effective strategies used by both sides of the courtroom and can build a compelling case based on the facts. We are compassionate and knowledgeable, ready to manage the stress of your case while you focus on moving forward. We can work to get you out of a bad situation.
Contact us online or call (801) 829-9783 if you need help obtaining a protective order.
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