In my field of practice there are certain types of cases that I take very seriously, they are protective orders. Now this is not to say that I do not take a divorce, or child custody case seriously, but when a protective order is filed someone’s life may be at stake. This week I

Protective orders under the Texas Family Code  are intended to protect a person from family violence, but this protection cannot be obtained by violating the constitutions of both the United States and Texas. Texas Family Code chapter 83 addresses temporary ex parte protective orders. Texas Family Code chapter 85 addresses final protective orders. It

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced a form of family violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime. See generally Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Preventing Intimate Partner Violence (Feb. 26, 2019),

In Texas, victims of family violence