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Who Can Get a Protective Order in Texas?

Posted on in Child Custody

texas order of protection attorneySadly, although the winter season might be associated with New Year joy, for victims of domestic violence, the winter can be the most difficult part of the year. Domestic violence shelters report that they see more clients during the winter.

The long winter months, especially when combined with increased financial pressures or the loss of a job, can add extra stress to a situation where domestic violence is already an issue. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may be able to use a protective order as part of your overall safety plan. To learn more about your options, you should consult with a family law attorney.

You can get a protective order in Texas if you are a victim of family violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault. The applicant for an order has to go to court to demonstrate that family violence has occurred and that more family violence is likely to occur in the future. This can be a scary prospect for a current victim of violence, which is why having a knowledge attorney at your disposal can make the process easier.

A protective order can prohibit the respondent from possessing a firearm, stalking, going near childcare organizations or school facilities, committing family violence, going near or into a victim's residence or place of work, or communicating/threatening a member of the family. It can be a difficult choice to determine whether a protective order is a good option for your safety plan.

If you are concerned about your safety, it can be nerve wracking to decide about taking the next step. You need to work with a professional who understands your position and who can help you make the right decision for your situation. If you would like to learn more about a protective order, contact a Texas family attorney today.

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