Richmond Protective Orders Lawyer


Fort Bend County Restraining Order Attorney

If you're involved in a family violence situation, there's a good chance that you need to resolve legal problems on two fronts — your exposure to criminal punishment on a domestic assault charge, and the need to deal with protective orders in family court.

At the Law Office of Larry P. McDougal, we can help you deal with both sets of legal issues. Contact us in Richmond to learn about your legal options for minimizing the consequences of a Texas protective order while defending yourself on the criminal charges.

Protective orders are typically issued without notice to the person whose behavior is to be restrained. An application for a protective order doesn't need the support of a criminal charge. If the court grants the application for a protective order, several consequences go into immediate effect:

  • No contact with the person who filed the complaint
  • Loss of gun ownership, possession and concealed carry rights
  • Problems with child custody or visitation arrangements
  • Possible child support obligations while the protective order remains in effect

If a protective order has been issued against you without notice, you have the right to tell your side of the story shortly afterward. A lawyer's advice can help you remove, shorten or mitigate the effects of the protective order. If the original charges are fabricated or exaggerated, we can help make sure that the court understands all the facts of the situation.

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It's especially important to get an attorney's assistance in family violence cases that come up in the context of a divorce or related domestic relations issue. A person bound by the terms of a restraining order will have a very hard time on child custody or visitation issues otherwise.

For additional information about the best ways to deal with protective orders in family court, contact the Law Office of Larry P. McDougal in Richmond.