For victims of family violence, there is an option to help keep you safe from the abuser. You can file for a protection order, or restraining order, with the court to keep the abuser away from you and your children. Having the guidance of an experienced lawyer in Dallas can be important to having the court provide a protection order. Our firm at the Law Offices of Lisa G. Garza, P.C. has more than 25 years of experience and has provided sound legal guidance for clients in difficult family law situations.
The beginning of the process is to claim that an act of family violence has been committed against you or you fear I could be committed. You and your lawyer can file the petition with the court. The court will examine the petition and have a hearing usually within two weeks of when the petition is filed. If successful, you can have a protective order against your abuser for up to two years.
A protective order can do many things to help make you safer, including:
- Preventing them from taking your children
- Preventing communication or threats
- Not allowing them near your home or work
- Required classes related to family violence or anger management
- Not allowing them near your children’s school or daycare
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Lisa Garza is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a certified lawyer in Family Law who can provide you with the necessary legal insight to successfully file your protective order. We have helped clients with many different circumstances. It is our goal to provide them with personalized representation, open communication, and dedication.