Protective Orders/Family Violence
If you or your child is a victim of family violence, you must take immediate
action to protect your family. While calling the authorities or seeking
an emergency shelter are effective ways to put a temporary stop to the
problem, you should obtain a protective order to help prevent future violence.
Hunt Law Firm is devoted to family law cases, and we take domestic violence
very seriously. When you retain our Katy protective order attorneys, you
can expect a team that will work tirelessly to defend your rights and
safety. If you or your children are in danger, the time to act is now.
Put a stop to family violence. Call Hunt Law Firm today at (832) 781-0320
to pursue a protective order.
Protective Orders vs. Restraining Orders
In Texas, victims of family violence can protect their families by obtaining
either a restraining order or a protective order.
Restraining orders are the more well-known of the two, and are generally much easier and
faster to obtain. To get a restraining order, you do not need to prove
that any domestic violence occurred, nor will you need to testify in court.
However, they are significantly weaker than a protective order, as they
cannot be enforced by law enforcement, only by the courts.
Protective orders, on the other hand, offer enforceable protection for you and your family.
These orders can actually prohibit the offending party from even getting
near your family members. If the prohibited party violates the terms of
the order, they are in violation of the law and can be taken into custody.
To discuss your case with our team, schedule your initial consultation
Requirements for a Protective Order
Unfortunately, a protective order often cannot be issued unless family
violence has already occurred. This is because these orders have a significant
impact on the rights of the other party, and can have severe repercussions
on their career and daily life.
Typically, the following will be required in order to obtain a protective order:
- Family violence must have already occurred
- You must be able to prove that violence occurred
- You must demonstrate that violence is likely to happen again
Take Immediate Action to Protect Your Family
If you or your family is in danger, call law enforcement immediately. Your
next step should be to contact a skilled Katy family law attorney to obtain
a protective order. While emergency orders can be obtained, it will generally
take a week or more for the order to be issued. For this reason, it is
crucial to begin the process as soon as family violence occurs.
Hunt Law Firm is committed to providing high quality counsel to our clients,
and works aggressively to defend their rights and safety. When you retain
our firm, our attornyes will be the communicative, dedicated legal advocates
you need during this difficult time.
Do not wait to start the protective order process. Call Hunt Law Firm at