Protective vs Restraining orders–What’s the difference?


Regarding domestic violence, there are two types of orders to protect the victim. These orders are called restraining orders and protective orders. Although both types of orders serve the same purpose, there are some key differences between the two. Both types of orders typically forbid the person named in the order from having any contact […]

8 Signs Your Should Consider a Divorce

Divorce is a difficult decision to make, but sometimes it is the best option for a couple. Here are 8 signs that you should consider a divorce: 1. You are constantly fighting. If you and your spouse are constantly arguing, it might be time to end the relationship. Constant fighting can lead to stress and […]

Domestic Abuse and Your Children

Divorce is chock full of issues and concerns. However, you deal with a whole different set of problems when considering divorcing a violent spouse, especially when you have children. If you are ready to get out of an abusive relationship, there are a few things you need to consider to ensure you and your kids […]

What is a Protective Order?

Unfortunately, many people across the Wasatch Front are living in constant fear of domestic abuse. Many people in this situation feel trapped because domestic violence and intimidation happens in the walls of their own homes at the hand of their spouse or partner. To protect themselves, they can seek a protective order from the court. […]

What a Restraining Order Really Means

Restraining orders, also known as protective orders, are court-mandated orders issued by judges to prevent a person from doing certain activities. Most commonly, judges issue these orders to prohibit an abuser from contacting or harming someone. What does a restraining order entail? Continue reading to learn more.  Understanding a Restraining Order A restraining order is […]

When a Restraining Order is Necessary

If you or anyone you know fears for their life because of the actions of an abusive partner, act immediately and file a restraining order against the abuser. A restraining order is a court mandate intended to protect you from someone who has harmed you. These are enforced to keep the abuser away from you […]

How To Get Help After An Abusive Relationship

If you’ve recently gotten out of an abusive relationship, you’re more than likely experiencing an identity crisis because your perception of self has been altered—or even destroyed. Your feelings of safety and ability to trust others are impaired because of the trauma you were subjected to. In the future, you can and will regain your […]

How To Get Out of an Abusive Relationship

On average, 24 people per minute are experiencing physical or emotional abuse, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. These are hallmarks of an abusive relationship. You may be asking yourself, “Why don’t people who are being abused just walk away?” The truth is, many victims of abuse don’t realize that they are experiencing abuse.  […]