Filing First: Is There a Benefit to Being the Petitioner? The person who makes the initial filing in a Utah divorce is called the petitioner, and from that point in the legal proceedings, they are referred to by that title. The responding party is referred to as the respondent. Often times in a divorce, both…

Filing for a Protective Order in Utah In Utah, a protective order is a tool used to keep a victim of domestic violence or abuse safe from harm. This document may demand, among other restrictive orders that the alleged abuser may not contact the person filing the petition. If the terms of the protective order are violated,…