Protecting Abuse Victims, Defending The Falsely Accused

If you are in an abusive situation, it is important that you know where to seek protection. In Texas, the law allows you to request a protective order, commonly called a restraining order. This order can legally prohibit an abusive spouse, partner or other individual from entering your house, place of employment or school, or from contacting you in any manner.

If you are a victim of spousal abuse, attorney Georgia Barker will take immediate steps to ensure you receive the protection you need. She also represents the falsely accused. Our main office is in Sugar Land, Texas, and we offer consultations by appointment in Katy and Bellaire. Call 713-205-7573 to talk to a lawyer today.

Legal Relief That Will Keep You Safe

The protections provided by these orders are substantial. First, the duration can be adjusted to fit your needs. A temporary protective order does not exceed 20 days, but a general protective order can be in effect for up to two years. If you are concerned about the legal costs of seeking this help, Texas protective order laws also contain a fee shifting provision. If approved, the local police in your neighborhood, the constable in your precinct, and the sheriff of the county you live in will be forwarded a copy of the order.

Protective orders are effective because violations carry serious consequences, including a fine up to $4,000 and jail time up to one year. If the violation involved violence, the punishment could be a felony conviction and a minimum jail sentence of two years.

We Earn Your Trust

If you're in trapped in an abusive relationship, we are here to help. Taking the first step to removing yourself from an abusive relationship can often seem like the hardest. If this applies to you, know that we are here to answer your questions. We are tough in court but compassionate with our clients. We work hard to earn our clients' trust.

We Also Protect The Falsely Accused

We also have experience representing the accused against domestic abuse allegations. There may be immediate consequences before the court can make a final determination such as being removed the home and loss of child custody and visitation rights. Sometimes, a spouse or partner may make a false accusation in an attempt to get the upper hand in a divorce proceeding. We know how to protect you against false or exaggerated allegations.

Take The First Step Toward Protecting Yourself Today

Barker Law Firm PC, offers comprehensive family law services. If you need protection from an abusive partner or individual, we know how to utilize your legal protections to make you safe. Call 713-205-7573 or contact us by email.