At the BB Law Group PLLC, our Woodlands domestic violence lawyers realize that it is normal and even expected for couples to experience some form of discord in their relationships at some point. In most cases, these disagreements take the form of small annoyances or heated arguments. However, in some situations, this anger can lead to violence. When this happens, it is important for victims of domestic violence to seek help, potentially in the form of a divorce or restraining order.
If you have been the victim of domestic violence, an experienced, compassionate attorney can help you protect yourself by filing a restraining order or initiating other legal actions against the perpetrator. Contact a Woodlands domestic violence lawyer from the BB Law Group PLLC today at (832) 534-2589 to learn more about your legal rights and options and the many ways in which we can help you escape violence at home.
Our Practice Areas
When it comes to protecting victims of domestic violence, the tenacious Woodlands restraining order attorneys of the BB Law Group PLLC are unafraid to stand up for our clients’ rights to safety. If you are facing a volatile situation at home or believe you are being stalked, we can help you with the following:
- Restraining orders
- Child abuse
- Domestic Assault and Battery
- Domestic Sexual Assault / Spousal Rape
- Spousal Abuse
It can be frightening to stand up to the person who is threatening your safety. Let a determined Woodlands domestic violence attorney take the legal action necessary to protect you and your loved ones from your aggressor.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you’re in a situation with an abusive or violent partner, it can be difficult to know where to turn and notoriously tricky to find answers to your questions. For your convenience, we’ve provided a few common questions we receive, and we hope to hear from you with any further questions you may have. Contact us at (832) 534-2589, but always remember it should be your number one priority to stay safe. If you’re in an actively violent situation, please call your local authorities.
Why do I need an attorney?
An experienced family attorney can help you take action if you are in an abusive relationship. While it may be difficult to take the first steps toward addressing the issue and putting an end to the treatment that you have endured, it is the right thing to do for yourself and any children who are in your home. An experienced attorney will help inform you of your rights and legal options, and will be your trusted counsel when making the decision to take action to stop the abuse. Your consultation with an attorney is always confidential, so don’t hesitate to speak with a lawyer who has experience with these types of cases.
What is a Temporary Restraining Order?
A temporary restraining order (TRO) will be provided to a victim of domestic violence in several cases, one of which is if you’ve applied for a permanent restraining order and you’re afraid your spouse will take action before the hearing. This is an emergency action that a judge may sign, and it will last for two weeks or until the date of your hearing, whichever is the earlier date. To obtain a TRO, you’ll need to submit a statement under oath explaining your need for the temporary order. With the right information, your TRO could include an order for one parent to stay away from their children or spouse until the hearing, but it will not include an order for child support or custody or prevent a party from entering a property they own. TROs can be changed at the request of the person who filed them, but it’s always best to discuss your situation with an attorney before you attempt to change the TRO against your spouse or partner.
What should I do if I share a lease with my violent partner?
In Texas, it is one of your rights to end a lease early without penalty from your landlord under the specific instance that you had been living with an abusive partner. There are some very important requirements you must meet, however, for you to legally request this right or be guaranteed not to receive penalties. They include:
- Both you and your partner were registered tenants under the lease
- You have obtained either a temporary or permanent protective order
- Your landlord has been given sufficient warning, usually 30 days or more
- You leave the apartment on the date you determined with your landlord
If any of these requirements are not met, your landlord will still be within their legal rights to charge you the appropriate fees to cancel your lease early. Speak with an attorney to get all of the required paperwork in order.
If you need help freeing yourself from an unsafe situation at home, we can assist you in getting the legal protection you need. Contact a restraining order attorney in The Woodlands from the BB Law Group PLLC today at (832) 534-2589 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.