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November 19, 2020

What is the legal definition of domestic violence and abuse in Utah?

This section defines domestic violence and abuse for the purposes of getting a protective order:

Note: If you are being abused by someone who you dated but with whom you never lived, you may be eligible for a dating violence protective order. If you are seeking a protective order only for your child, and not also for yourself, your child may be eligible for a child protective order. If you do not qualify for a cohabitant abuse protective order, you may be able to get a civil stalking injunction. You can read more about this type of order on our Stalking Injunctions page.

1 UT ST § 78B-7-102(1)
2 UT ST §§ 78B-7-102(5); 77-36-1(4)