The Importance Of A Protective Order
A protective order in a family law case is always very sensitive. Whether you need a protective order or are dealing with the effects of being the subject of a protective order, our attorneys at Sanchez & Farrar PLLC can help.
Filing for a protective order is very serious. If you need one, your safety of you and the safety of your children are likely at risk. If you have been with served a restraining order, you need to speak with an attorney immediately. You want to prevent mistakes that could cost you your visitation or custody rights with your children and, in the most severe cases, the risk of jail time.
Domestic Violence In Texas
Domestic violence is a serious issue. If you fear for your safety, a protective order or restraining order can help protect you and your children. These orders restrict access to you and your children. They may forbid all contact of any kind from a specified person, or they may only prevent contact in specific locations like a home, school, or church. Our attorneys can work with you to obtain a protective or restraining order.
Serious Consequences Of A Protective Order
The protective order can be temporary (up to 20 days) or last significantly longer, potentially up to four years. Violations of these orders carry severe penalties. The penalties can include fines and up to two years in jail. If you have been unjustifiably accused of domestic violence, violating a temporary protective order can still send you to jail.
Our attorneys can explain what an order means, what you must do to comply with the order, and how it could be removed. Attempting to “work things out” with the party who requested the order is not advisable. We can work to remove the order to prevent larger consequences such as losing custody or visitation rights to your children.
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Cases involving domestic violence and protective orders require immediate attention from an experienced attorney. Call our office or use our online form.
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