Title 78B Chapter 7 Section 103

Judicial Code
Protective Orders
Section 103
Abuse or danger of abuse -- Protective orders.


78B-7-103.   Abuse or danger of abuse -- Protective orders.

            (1) Any cohabitant who has been subjected to abuse or domestic violence, or to whom there is a substantial likelihood of abuse or domestic violence, may seek an ex parte protective order or a protective order in accordance with this chapter, whether or not that person has left the residence or the premises in an effort to avoid further abuse.

            (2) A petition for a protective order may be filed under this chapter regardless of whether an action for divorce between the parties is pending.

            (3) A petition seeking a protective order may not be withdrawn without approval of the court.

Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 3, 2008 General Session