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Protective Orders

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  • Published: August 29, 2023

Domestic violence or abuse can escalate quickly, leading to life-threatening situations. In Texas, protective orders serve as a legal document to protect domestic violence victims. However, there is a direct link between protective orders and firearm possession that every Texan must understand. In this blog post, we will explore protective orders, how they relate to firearm possession, and why it is crucial to address this matter. Understanding Protective Orders Protective orders are issued by a court to protect someone from harm or threats. These orders are often issued for people in abusive or violent relationships. They prohibit an abuser from contacting the victim and prevent them from coming within a specific radius. However, the relationship between protective orders and firearm possession is often complex. Many abusers possess firearms and often use them to threaten, intimidate, or harm their victims. How Do Protective Orders Relate to Firearm Possession? The Federal Law prohibits anyone…Read More

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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