Domestic or family violence is far too common in society today. The threat of violence against you or another member of your household is considered to be family violence. If you or a member of your family are the victim of domestic violence, it is in your best interest to take appropriate action immediately, to protect yourself, as well as the other members of your family, especially your children.
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Please call us to discuss the circumstances of your domestic violence. Even if you don’t need to hire a divorce attorney yet, we can help get an emergency order such as a temporary restraining order (TRO), protective order or other injunction against your spouse. In many cases, having a protective order in place is a necessary part of demonstrating your concerns for your children’s safety, in the event of a custody dispute later.
Legal Protection From Domestic Violence
Unfortunately, domestic violence is often a part of the divorce process. If you have found yourself in danger of physical attack or emotional abuse from your spouse, don’t wait to see what will happen next. There are domestic violence protection options you can take advantage of to keep the danger at arm’s length.
Emergency orders are extraordinary relief the court can order to preserve and protect people, property, and assets from potential harm or harassment.
Protective orders are issued for family violence, whether against a spouse, children or extended family members. When threats are made against a family member, the court can issue a protective order to help insure the family’s safety and standard of living.
Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
A temporary restraining order is issued by the court after the moving party applies for relief from threatened harm to the party’s or the parties’ property. The court may grant a TRO to direct a party to refrain from certain activity after applying the following tests.
- Will the moving party suffer irreparable injury?
- Will the moving party succeed on the merits?
- Will the opposing party be harmed more than the moving party is helped?
- Will granting relief be in the public interest?
An injunction is generally a more permanent form of court intervention. An injunction is a court order that requires an individual to perform or refrain from performing a certain act. Injunctions may be one of the following types: preliminary, preventative, mandatory or permanent.
Writ of Reentry
A writ of reentry is a court order issued by the justice court with jurisdiction over the premises in question because of an alleged illegal lockout. The tenant must enter a sworn complaint and appear before the court to present oral testimony under oath regarding the facts of their complaint. After hearing testimony and reviewing the facts of the case, the court will make their ruling and issue any necessary order.
For People Needing a TRO Against a Spouse
Our objective is to help you find the most effective legal approach to achieve your ultimate goal. Call 214-616-3684 or contact us by email to arrange a consultation. Our office is located in Plano, with convenient access on and off I-75 and George Bush tollway. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m to 1:30 pm on Friday. Evening and weekend and offsite appointments may be available by special arrangement.
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