Board-Certified Family Law Specialist* · American College of Family Trial Lawyers
Under Texas law, when one party files for divorce, there is an automatic restraining order placed on the other party, as a measure of protection. When divorce papers are served, they generally include the notification of a restraining order as well. A separation or pending divorce raises the emotional stakes for all parties involved. For many people, the fear of an uncertain future can be overwhelming, leading to verbal threats and physical violence.
If you are involved in a domestic relationship in the Dallas metroplex area or North Texas region, in which you or your children face the very real threat of emotional or physical violence, talk to the Webb Family Law Firm, P.C., in Dallas. We will explain the process of petitioning the court for a standing restraining order or more significant temporary injunctions, such as an order of protection. When an individual is under a temporary injunction such as a restraining order or protective order, it subjects them to federal gun laws, with the possibility of a federal felony conviction if found in possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon.
Violation of a Restraining Order Is Contempt of Court
People in the process of divorce who violate the standing restraining order put themselves in danger of contempt of court charges. A violation can mean an adverse ruling in matters relating to custody and visitation rights, which often acts as a deterrent to making unwanted contact.
If you are worried about your safety, the time to act on behalf of yourself and your children is now. Don't wait to see what will happen next. We will set the legal process in motion immediately to help you use the courts for your protection. From offices in Dallas, our lawyers represent clients throughout the metroplex area and North Texas counties such as Dallas County, Denton County, Collin County, Tarrant County, Rockwall County and Ellis County. Call us at 972-863-0279 or contact us by e-mail to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced Dallas restraining order and divorce attorney today.
*As certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization