Protecting You & Your Family's Safety With Protective & Restraining Orders
What is the Difference Between Restraining Order & Protective Order in Texas?
In Texas, these two terms have very different meanings.
Texas Protective Order
A protective order is a court order issued to protect a victim of family violence from further harm. It typically prohibits a family member from contacting or being near another family member. Protective orders apply to all types of family law situations, not just divorces.
Family court judges have discretion when tailoring a protective order. The judge can tailor a protective order broadly or narrowly based on an applicant's specific requests and what they determine to be in the best interests of the parties. The attorneys at Stepp & Sullivan will ensure swift legal action on your part and plead your best interest.
Texas Restraining Order
A restraining order is a court order designed to regulate the behavior of parties to a divorce. Restraining orders can prohibit parties from emptying bank accounts, taking out new loans, or talking negatively to the other party.
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If you are looking to file a restraining order in Houston, contact us today to discuss your options. With over 70 years of combined legal experience, we can help ensure you and your family are safe and protected.