Nobody should ever have to deal with domestic violence issues. Domestic violence can make your home feel more like a battle zone or a prison than a loving home. As we discussed last week, some people have some special considerations when they are trying to decide how to handle the domestic violence in their home. Immigrants have to think about how to get their immigration documents and other documentation they need before they leave.

One of the most important things you can do when you leave an abusive home is to get a protective order against your attacker. This court-ordered document serves to keep the person who is abusing you away from you to help stop him or her from hurting you. This is a very important tool for victims of domestic violence. We can help you petition the court for a protective order. We can help you to learn the process so you understand what will happen.

Whether you are just embarking on the process of seeking a temporary protective order or you have that order and need to get the final protective order, we can help you. It is important to contact us as quickly as possible.

Remember that in Texas the final protective order hearing takes place within three weeks of the temporary protective order issuance, so you don’t have much time to get things prepared for the hearing. During the hearing for the final protective order, you will have to present your evidence. We can help you gather that evidence and present it to the court in a manner that accurately represents your side of the case.