How can I get a restraining order on my daughter’s father? Will it affect our joint custody? He has been stalking and harassing me.
My baby’s father has been stalking and harassing myself and anyone who is around me. They like to create drama even if the baby is present. Which makes me feel like he may be doing that with others when he has our daughter which makes me feel like she is in an unsafe environment.
If you have tangible proof of being stalked and/or harassed, it should be fairly easy to get an order from a court. Some people have strange ideas about what constitutes stalking or harassing, so first make sure that what your ex is doing is actually stalking or harassing
Here is where to find the law on civil stalking injunctions in Utah:
Here is where to find the law on protective orders for adults and for children in Utah:
Here is where you can learn the process for and the forms to request a Utah civil stalking injunction:
And here is where you can learn the process and the forms to request Utah adult and child protective orders:
But remember: sheets of paper don’t stop bullets or fists, and they don’t double as invisibility cloaks. So just because you have an order that does not mean you are protected very well. Yes, you can call the police to have your ex arrested if he violates the order, but that presumes that 1) you are safe enough to call the police; 2) that the police will believe your complaint about violation of the order; 3) that the police are willing to arrest or cite your ex; and 4) that the police find your ex.
So where the system that is designed to protect you fails to protect you, I like the advice I read here:
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