In this article, you can discover:
- The consequences and implications of violating the terms of a protective order in Texas.
- The process and benefits of registering a Texas protective order in another state.
- How protective orders can influence child custody arrangements and communication between parents.
What Happens When The Terms Of A Protective Order Are Broken In Texas?
In Texas, breaching the terms of a protective order is a felony, varying from a class A to a more severe felony. If you violate such an order, not only can you be prosecuted in a criminal case, but the person protected under the order can request enforcement, which can result in jail time. Even if the jail time isn’t a conviction under enforcement, it could lead to a criminal conviction if the police are informed and the violator is prosecuted and convicted.
Can A Texas Protective Order Be Enforced In Another State?
Yes, protective orders issued in Texas can be enforced in any other state in the United States. However, you generally need to register the order in the new state. This is because each state needs to attach its own case number to the order for enforcement purposes, and this cannot be done without registration.
What If The Protective Order Is Not Registered In The New State?
Without registration, the new state might not have the proper means to enforce the protective order because it is not their order. So, it is crucial to register your Texas protective order in your new state to facilitate enforcement.
Can Both Parties In A Dispute Request A Protective Order?
Both parties in a dispute can absolutely request a protective order. If you feel that you have been assaulted to a point where you require protection, you can seek it from the courts. The court will review the evidence presented by both parties and make a decision.
What Can Be Done If A Protective Order Has Been Issued Against Me?
Once a protective order is in place, it is usually valid and binding. However, you can file a modification if you’ve complied with the order’s terms for a significant amount of time.
Factors such as having completed the required classes, including anger management and battery intervention programs, and not violating the stipulations, like keeping a certain distance from the protected person, play a crucial role in getting modifications.
Can I Communicate With My Children If A Protective Order Has Been Issued Against Me By My Spouse?
Protective orders typically state that you cannot communicate in an offensive, threatening, or harassing manner. However, this does not mean you cannot communicate with your children. It is advisable to hire an attorney to arrange a communication avenue that does not violate the protective order, such as through a third party or via a direct video call with your children.
How Does A Protective Order Influence Child Custody Arrangements In Texas?
A protective order can significantly affect the outcome of a child custody battle in Texas. If a protective order is in place, it signals that the respondent cannot effectively co-parent. Therefore, the court usually awards one parent sole managing conservatorship, granting them decision-making power over the children.
What Are The Common Mistakes People Make After Having A Protective Order Issued Against Them?
Most individuals often neglect to read and understand the specific terms of the protective order. The most common mistakes include violating the communication and distance restrictions set by the order. This is why it is vital to read and adhere to all the terms outlined in the protective order.
Can Your Law Firm Assist Me In Defending Against A Protective Order?
Our law firm has successfully defended numerous clients in protective order cases, and we can absolutely help you with defending against a protective order. We fight fiercely, especially when children are involved, to ensure the parent-child relationship is not unduly affected. We have a strong track record of getting children removed from a protective order and even having the entire order dismissed.
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