Trust Your Family Law Case to Capable and Compassionate Hands
Attorney Tonya L. Whipple and the team at Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. provide aggressive legal services for victims of domestic violence as well as those falsely accused of domestic violence throughout Utah. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, but we offer evening and weekend appointments when needed. Our office is conveniently located near the Murray Central Trax station.
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Helping victims of domestic violence

If you have reason to fear for your safety, Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. uses every means available under the law to ensure your well-being. When appropriate, our Utah attorneys go to court to get a restraining order for you. Whether the danger is domestic violence or the threatened kidnapping of your children, a restraining order gives you peace of mind.

Do you need a restraining order?

Anyone who is a victim of abuse, domestic violence or stalking should consider seeking a restraining order, also known as a protective order. When a minor child has been the victim of domestic violence, any interested party is authorized to request a restraining order on the child's behalf.

What are the requirements for a protective order in Utah?

To seek a domestic violence protective order, you must live or have lived in the same residence as the abuser, have a child or unborn child with the abuser, or be related by blood or marriage to the abuser. You are not required to seek a divorce, and there is no fee. The applicant must fill out forms, file them with the court, and attend court hearings. A county sheriff usually serves the paperwork on the abuser.

Defending against domestic violence accusations

Unfortunately, some people file police reports that contain false allegations of domestic violence. In other cases, the accusations may be greatly exaggerated. An experienced Utah domestic violence attorney can help you present your side of the story in your defense.

Our attorneys defend men and women who have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence. You should call us immediately - your partner may be setting you up as part of a plan to take custody of your children. The family law attorneys at Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. can protect your rights and defend you against false charges of domestic violence.