Katy Protection Order Attorney
We Can Help You Obtain or Fight a Protective Order
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, workplace, or school, or from contacting you in any manner.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, Attorney Georgia Barker will take immediate steps to ensure you receive the protection you need. Our firm also represents the falsely accused.
Talk to our protection order lawyer in Katy today by calling (713) 597-3911.
Legal Relief That Will Keep You Safe
Restraining orders provide substantial protection. To ensure your lasting safety, 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 are in trapped in an abusive relationship, we are here to help. Taking the first step to remove 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.
Representing the Falsely Accused
Our Katy protective order attorney also has 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 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.