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Your Guide to Restraining and Protective Orders in Texas

In Texas, restraining orders and protective orders are used in domestic abuse cases to protect individuals from experiencing harm. In this post, we’ll cover how they work and what happens if a violation occurs.

How Restraining Orders Work

Restraining orders are typically filed along with petitions for divorce or child custody cases. A restraining order prohibits certain behaviors from the antagonistic party to protect the other party from injury or property damage.

If a restraining order is violated, it is not enforceable by the court because it is applied to a civil case rather than a criminal case. [...]