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Protective Orders

Restraining Orders Vs Protective Orders In Texas
  • Published: March 27, 2023

In Texas, both restraining orders and protective orders serve to protect victims of family violence, dating violence, or stalking. However, there are distinct differences between the two that are important to understand. Restraining orders are civil orders issued by a court to prohibit a person from engaging in certain conduct, such as contacting or harassing the protected person. These orders are typically issued in cases involving domestic disputes, but they can also be used in cases involving non-family members. Protective orders, on the other hand, are court orders that prohibit a person from committing family violence, dating violence, or stalking against a victim. These orders are issued under the Texas Family Code and can be granted on a temporary or permanent basis. Protective orders can also include provisions related to child custody, visitation, and support. The primary difference between restraining orders and protective orders is the level of protection provided.…Read More

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