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What You Should Know About Restraining Orders in Texas

February 14, 2019

In the state of Texas, protective orders (more commonly referred to by the general public as restraining orders) exist to protect people from abusive partners or anyone else who may attempt to cause them harm. There are both temporary (up to 20 days) and general (up to two years) restraining... View Article

Some of the Weirdest Laws in Texas

February 7, 2019

Every state has some strange, seemingly-stupid laws that, on the surface, lack an explanation. Many of these laws have been on the books since the early days of the state and simply have not been changed over time, and thus are hardly ever enforced any more. Texas is no different—we... View Article

How to Spot the Signs of Domestic Violence

January 31, 2019

Unfortunately, domestic violence remains a highly underreported crime in the United States. In many cases, the signs can be difficult to spot—domestic abuse can be just as much about emotional and mental abuse as it can be about physical abuse. In fact, that’s usually how it starts—the physical abuse often... View Article

Who Has More Custodial Authority in Texas, the Mother or Father?

January 28, 2019

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive about child custody is whether the courts prefer to send children to live with the mother or the father. The answer is actually “neither,” and the question demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of how the courts implement child custody arrangements in divorce... View Article

What Constitutes a Domestic Disturbance in Texas?

January 21, 2019

In Texas, domestic violence is defined as the use of force in a domestic situation that results in bodily injury, threatens to cause bodily injury or causes any kind of physical contact a person might consider offensive, unwanted or provocative. The National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233) exists to assist people... View Article