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Purposes of restraining orders and protective orders in Texas

In our blog post last week, we discussed some of the ways you can protect your assets during a divorce. As sad as it is, some people destroy property or do things to bring the value of the property down. Some people might even sell property or trade it just so that it doesn't go to the ex in a divorce. We discussed how restraining orders are used in Texas divorces to help keep assets protected. That wording might have our readers a bit confused.

When many people think about restraining orders, they might actually be thinking about protective orders. A restraining order covers property, as well as some actions related to the children. A protective order is put in place to protect a person.

The restraining order that is issued in the process of a divorce stops both spouses from opening the other person's mail, cashing out assets, draining bank accounts, hiding children, taking the children out of school or daycare or harassing each other. The process for getting final restraining orders can be complicated. We can help you navigate the process of keeping everything protected.

With a protective order, there is usually a threat of bodily harm. These orders can be hard to get, but they do have serious consequences and restrictions. These orders can stop one spouse from texting, calling, emailing or visiting the other spouse. In most cases, there are distance requirements in these orders, which means that the person who has a protective order against him or her would have to stay that far away from the other spouse.

We can help you as you learn about restraining orders and protective orders. Whether you are the one seeking these orders or the one who is fighting against them, we can help you ensure you are properly represented.

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