Protective Orders Lawyer in Denton
Working to Keep You & Your Children Safe
In the state of Texas, protective orders (also known as restraining orders) are designed to protect individuals who fear that a current or former spouse or partner may attempt to harm them. If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic abuse, a temporary or general protective order can provide security for both the victim and his or her children. Our family attorneys in Denton and the surrounding areas have helped numerous individuals facing highly sensitive family law issues, including domestic violence. We understand the seriousness of your situation and are prepared to provide you with the rapid, reliable legal assistance you need. In every instance, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our clients and their children. No matter how complicated or difficult your situation may be, our firm is ready to stand with you.
Types of Protective Orders in Texas
Protective orders are available to both men and women throughout the state of Texas. There are a number of different types of protective orders, and the type you may wish to pursue will depend on your unique situation. Our divorce family lawyers will take the time to understand the specifics of your circumstances in order to help you pursue the most effective option.
The different types of protective orders include:
- Enjoin Contact or Restraining Orders: Prevents an individual from having any contact whatsoever with the person who filed the protective order
- Protective Orders Involving Children: Prevents an abusive parent from contacting a child, and can revoke custody/visitation rights
- Exclude from Private Spaces: Allows contact between an individual and the petitioner in public spaces only (typically used when reasonable contact must be made)
- Firearm License Suspension: Revokes concealed carry permits and firearms licenses when an individual is accused or convicted of a crime (may include mandatory surrender of firearms)
- Counseling: Requires mandatory anger management and other counseling for an individual, in addition to other requirements
If an individual violates a protective order, he or she is subject to steep fines and jail time. Depending on the type of protective order you seek, your partner may be prohibited from contacting you for anywhere from 20 days to 2 years. This means that he or she may not contact you in person, by phone, email, social media, or through a third party.
Committed to Your Safety & Security
At Navarrette | Bowen, P.C., our dedicated divorce family lawyers can help you quickly and securely obtain a protective order against a potentially abusive or violent partner. We offer compassionate, completely confidential legal services that you can trust. Our firm is committed to ensuring your future safety and the future safety of your children or dependents.