Schneider Law Firm, P.C. | Family Law & Criminal Defense

Protective Order

Protective Order

Texas law provides a remedy for individuals who feel threatened in the presence of a household member. Protective orders, categorized as civil rather than criminal, serve to safeguard you from potential harm caused by that family member. These orders prove effective in addressing various domestic issues, such as harassment, threats, abuse, substance abuse, or challenges related to mental health.

The flexibility of protective orders allows for diverse interventions, ranging from instructing the individual to maintain a distance from you to prohibiting unwanted behaviors. Additionally, these orders may mandate attendance in parenting classes, undergoing a mental health assessment, participating in drug testing and evaluation, or engaging in anger management counseling.

There are several types of emergency orders in Texas, including temporary protective orders, temporary restraining orders, and permanent protective orders.

Our Offices