Restraining Orders (Protective Orders)

Restraining orders are designed to help protect people from harm caused by another person. Depending on the situation, certain types of restraining orders may be more effective and appropriate than others. For example, a temporary restraining order may demand that a certain person maintain a reasonable distance and eliminate all contact with potential victims. For a restraining order to become permanent, a formal court hearing must occur where a judge renders the order permanent. Commonly, restraining orders are intended to prevent domestic violence. If you need immediate protection please call us now at (801) 810-7002 or call (435) 243-7002, or call the Utah Domestic Violence (Link) Hotline at 1-800-897-LINK (5465).

Even though restraining orders may be necessary for protection, potential victims are often hesitant to obtain an order because they need financial assistance from the person or aggressor they fear may harm them. However, some restraining orders can require the aggressor to continue to financially support his or her victims. Additionally, the victims will usually be allowed to continue to reside in their home, even when that home is owned by the aggressor. If you, or someone who lives with you, is at risk of being harmed please do something now to help prevent an injury.

Call Carr Law at (801) 810-7002 in Salt Lake City or (435) 243-7002 in Tooele for a free initial consultation. Additionally, you can email Ken Carr directly at