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Category: Protective Orders

Nov 26
2018

Differences Between Restraining and Protective Orders in Texas

Protective Orders | Restraining Orders

Most people tend to use the terms “restraining order” and “protective order” to mean the same thing. Which makes sense. After all, both can be used to order one party not to contact or go near another, or near their family, home, work, or children’s school(s).

However, this is where their similarities end.

In this post, we’re going to examine the difference between restraining and protective orders in terms of what they’re designed to do, the language and provisions they typically contain, how they are legally enforced, and the consequences of violating either.

Note that every situation is unique, and based on your needs, either your experienced divorce attorney or Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer will be able to provide [...]

Mar 21
2018

What You Need to Know about Violating a Texas Protective Order

Protective Orders

If you have been charged with violating a protective order in Texas, you could face significant penalties. In this post, we’ll explain how protective orders work, what constitutes a violation, and what happens next if you have already been charged.

How Protective Orders Work in Texas

A protective order is serious, because it means that you have been issued a direct order by a judge to refrain from certain activities. If you violate the conditions of the protective order, serious repercussions can result.

These types of orders are normally issued in cases of domestic violence. They are issued with the intent of protecting victims from assaults, threats, or even the presence of the offender. If you are under a protective [...]

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