Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders

Our experienced attorneys will help keep you and your loved ones safe.

We help 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 lead family attorney Tonya L. Whipple will go to court to obtain 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.

Founded in 1944, Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. is a widely respected law firm whose attorneys have extensive knowledge of restraining orders and other matters pertaining to domestic violence. We listen carefully to you, analyze your options, and recommend a course of action. Call us today at 801-262-6800 or click the button below to schedule a free consultation at either our Salt Lake or Mount Pleasant, Utah office.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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Murray, UT 84107

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