Protective Orders & Restraining Orders

Reputable San Antonio Protective Orders Attorney Helps Those in Serious Danger

Seeking restraining orders and protections requires an experienced lawyer in San Antonio

In many family law cases, physical violence is not a concern. But in those where it is, it is always the most important concern.

If you or someone you love faces a threat of physical or emotional domestic violence, you must take the necessary steps to prevent it from escalating. Our firm has experience obtaining protective orders, restraining orders and no contact orders.

If you reside in the San Antonio area and require more information about protecting yourself with any of these legal orders, contact restraining orders attorney Joseph P. Appelt immediately. With nearly 20 years of experience, we can help you keep your family safe.

Restraining orders versus protective orders

One of the first and most important tasks a San Antonio divorce or family law attorney handles for someone threatened by domestic violence is explaining the legal options available. The restraining order and protective order are often confused. The differences are explained below:

  • A restraining order is a set of orders imposed by a court on one or both parties involved in a divorce that regulates their conduct while the divorce is pending. It usually prevents such things as emptying a bank account, incurring new debt and related actions. Restraining orders might contain many prohibitions, and they are common in Texas divorces. They are not enforceable by the police or sheriff’s department. Violations of such orders must be brought to the attention of the court for enforcement.
  • A protective order is a far more extreme court ruling designed to protect one spouse from the violent acts of the other. Physically battered or emotionally abused spouses, parents of abused children and other victims of domestic violence may apply for protective orders.

No contact orders

No contact orders are slightly different from restraining and protective orders, in that they are civil court orders issued against a person prohibiting contact with the petitioner of the order. Specific terms of such orders may vary, and the order may be requested by a spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, domestic partner or child.

In some cases, there are legitimate defenses against no contact orders. An experienced no contact order lawyer in San Antonio can review your particular case and advise you regarding your options.

Let our knowledgeable attorney advise you regarding your protection order options

San Antonio law firm Joseph P. Appelt, P.C. brings nearly two decades of family law experience to the table. Contact our firm today online or at [ln::phone] to set up a free initial consultation regarding your case. We accept all major credit cards, and our office is easily accessible. Se habla espanol.

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