In 2013, Utah also adopted a law authorizing a court, when issuing a dating violence protective order, to prohibit the respondent from possessing or acquiring firearms if the order is issued after a hearing, the preponderance of the evidence shows the respondent has committed abuse or dating violence against the petitioner, and there is clear and convincing evidence that the respondent’s use or possession of a firearm poses a serious threat of harm to the petitioner or a designated family or household member.
Federal law also prohibits firearm possession by certain protective order defendants.
SALT LAKE CITY -- A bill that defines sexual consent and sparked national controversy passed the Utah House of Representatives on Tuesday, after an awkward silence on the House floor. Angela Romero's House Bill 74, which changes Utah's sexual consent law to state that an unconscious person cannot consent to sex.
Perhaps it was the controversy surrounding the bill and nationwide backlash that lawmakers felt that kept them silent.
In 1987 Utah passed a law that allows divorce when there are “irreconcilable differences” such as when the parties can no longer “pursue the legitimate purposes of the marriage.” Under this law one party doesn’t have to blame the other but may simply tell the court that the marriage is “no longer working.” This is what is called a “no fault” divorce provision.
The law previously held that the offending spouse who caused the divorce, lost rights and property in a divorce proceeding, but as a practical matter and by statute this is no longer the case.
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Some of the most frequently asked questions about divorce are: Expand All | Collapse All There is no way to prevent a divorce in Utah if one spouse wants it even if the other doesn’t.Removal or Surrender of Firearms at the Scene of a Domestic Violence Incident Utah requires a law enforcement officer who responds to an allegation of domestic violence to confiscate the weapon or weapons involved in the alleged domestic violence incident.Utah law also authorizes a gun owner to voluntarily “commit” the firearm to law enforcement for 60 days if the owner believes another cohabitant is an immediate threat to himself or herself, to the gun owner, or to any other person.Firearm Prohibitions for Persons Subject to Domestic Violence Protective Orders When a petition for an order of protection is filed, the court may prohibit the respondent from purchasing, using, or possessing a firearm upon a finding that the respondent’s use or possession of a weapon may pose a serious threat of harm to the petitioner.However, a petition for such an order may not be brought if one party is the natural parent, adoptive parent, or step-parent of the other, who is a minor, or if both parties are natural, adoptive, step, or foster siblings who are under 18 years of age.