Clients seeking relief from abuse may want to consider a court-issued protective order. Protective orders can be filed against abusive spouses, members of a household, ex-spouses, and persons in a dating relationship. The lawyers at Hardy Law Group can help you work through the precautions you need to make sure both you and your family are safe.
Domestic violence occurs when someone intentionally or recklessly causes physical harm to another individual in one of the categories mentioned above. The consequences for domestic violence can range from misdemeanor to felony and result in up to ten years in prison for the abuser. An experienced family and domestic violence attorney can help you take the necessary steps to getting legal protection from an abusive spouse, partner, or relative. For more resources on domestic violence and assistance in Tarrant County, visit the Tarrant County victim assistance page.
A protective order is a court order designed to stop any continuing acts of violence. It will prohibit family violence, threats of family violence, and communication altogether if needed. To be able to file for a protective order, the victim and the abuser must be related by blood or marriage, currently or have previously lived together, or have children together.
The Hardy Law Group can counsel you through setting up a temporary order, which will last up to two weeks. If you seek a permanent protective order (active up to two years), you will want a protective order attorney to represent you in court, particularly if the abuse charges are contested by the offender.
Types of Protective Orders:
- Restraining Order
- Order to Vacate Residence/Property
- Loss of Visitation Rights
- Mandatory Counseling
- Loss of Carrying Rights
Protect Yourself. Hire a Trusted Family Attorney.
You should not have to live in fear. Domestic violence should never go ignored or unreported. If you believe you may need emergency relief, we encourage you to contact our Dallas/Fort Worth lawyers without delay.
Our attorneys at the Hardy Law Group are experienced in obtaining protective orders for clients in need. Take action right now by calling (817) 887-9158 –we’ll help you secure your safety.