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Protective Orders

How to Obtain a Protective Order in Galveston, Texas

Texas Family Law Attorneys Handling Protective Order Cases in Galveston County

In the context of family law, a protective order (also called a restraining order) is most frequently used in domestic dispute cases. This purpose is to prevent one party from contacting the other party or to prevent one parent from interfering with the other’s child custody or visitation rights.

At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, our compassionate Galveston family law attorneys handle all types of protective order cases. If you would like to speak to a qualified attorney about obtaining or challenging an order of protection in Galveston, please contact our team today.

What to Do If You Need to Obtain a Protective Order in Galveston

All domestic violence allegations need to be taken seriously. Whether we are talking about emotional and mental abuse, or actual physical and sexual violence, domestic violence is extremely dangerous. Tragically, in the worst cases, it can become a fatal problem. If you believe that you or your children are in immediate danger, please seek emergency assistance. Call 911 for help now, and worry about your protective order later.

Once you are in a safe, more stable environment, our firm can take action to get you a protective order. As a general rule, in Texas, you can obtain a temporary protective order without too much trouble as long as you know the right actions to take. Our highly experienced family law attorneys have the answers. We will help you prepare and file the petition you will need to obtain a protective order against your spouse. Though, we always make it a point to emphasize that a protective order is ultimately a piece of paper. It is a very important legal tool, but in the worst cases, you may need to take additional steps to ensure your safety and protection.

What to Do If You Want to Challenge a Restraining Order

Our Galveston family law attorneys understand that not all protective orders are sought on legitimate grounds. Unfortunately, there are cases in which a spouse makes false allegations of domestic abuse. This happens for many different reasons, including because bad-acting spouses are attempting to secure more favorable child custody, child support or property division terms for themselves. The simple fact is that most petitions for protective orders are granted. As such, those facing false allegations need to take immediate action to fight back and protect themselves. If something like this has happened to you, our attorneys are here to handle all of your criminal and family law needs.

Consult a Galveston Protective Order Lawyer Today

At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, our compassionate family law attorneys have extensive experience handling all side of protective order cases. To learn more about what we can do for you, please call our Galveston office today at (281) 280-0100  to schedule a confidential review of your case. We serve communities throughout Galveston County, including League City, Dickinson, La Marque and Santa Fe.