Understanding Protective Orders In Texas

Last updated on July 8, 2024

When family disputes boil over, it is not uncommon for protective orders to be issued by local courts. Whether you are subject to one or want to obtain one, having experienced legal guidance by your side is essential.

At Kell and Quilty, PLLC, we exclusively practice in family law and are dedicated to advocating for every San Antonio client. Our committed attorneys can offer strategic guidance to achieve a favorable outcome for your protective order case. We aim to make your perspective heard during this challenging time.

Who Can Get A Protective Order In Texas?

In Texas, protective orders may be granted in cases involving:

  • Family violence
  • Dating violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking
  • Human trafficking

No matter what side of the situation you’re on, you deserve unconditional legal support. We can help determine if a protective order is appropriate for your case.

Protective Orders Vs. Restraining Orders

While often used interchangeably, protective orders and restraining orders serve different legal purposes:

  • Protective orders are specifically for cases involving violence or threats of violence, carry criminal penalties if violated and can include provisions for child custody and support.
  • Restraining orders are used in civil cases, like divorces, to help prevent specific actions and don’t carry the same level of enforcement as protective orders.

Our lawyer can help determine the best legal option for your situation by clarifying legal terms and determining the most appropriate action.

How A Protective Order Can Impact Child Custody

During a child custody dispute in Bexar County, the issuance of a protective order may:

  • Award the alleged victim temporary custody of their children
  • Restrict the alleged abuser’s access to their children
  • Require supervised visitation for the allegedly abusive co-parent

No matter your circumstances, the main legal goal is to protect your family’s best interest.

Work With A Protective Order Attorney

If you’re facing a situation that may require a protective order in Bexar County, Texas, you have the right to seek legal guidance. Contact Kell and Quilty, PLLC, by calling 210-904-0282 today to speak with a dedicated protective order attorney at our San Antonio office. You may also reach us using the online form. Hablamos español.