Unfortunately, some matters involve family violence and members of a family are in need of protections. Our team has extensive experience with helping clients protect themselves and their family members from family violence. Texas domestic violence law (or family violence) protects members of a family (or in a shared household) including children from any act of intended physical harm done by another member of their family, or household. Furthermore, under Texas state law, domestic violence may include threats of physical harm between family members that place one or more members in reasonable fear of danger. This also applies to threats of assault and sexual assault.
Family violence is defined an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, dating violence, or abuse.
If a court finds that family violence has occurred and is likely to occur in the future, a judge will sign a protective order. A protective order is issued by a court and may require an individual to act or to refrain from doing an act so as to prevent or reduce the likelihood of family violence in the future.
Contact us today to arrange a consultation with one of our family law attorneys.