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spouse/parent as well as the children in the household. A temporary protective order will last for 14 days and can be extended for and additional 14 days before a final hearing is held. Protective orders are serious and will only be granted when proof can be shown that there is abuse and /or a pattern of abuse. This is why reporting the abuse to the police is so important.
Hiring a lawyer who understands domestic violence and the proof you need can help you and your children stay safe. We can help.
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 BD omestic Violence is a pattern of behavior that the abuser uses to control or have power over their partner or a family member. Abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, financial, psychological or done through acts or threats. Abuse can be humiliation, manipulation, control, threats, not allowing a person to keep their paycheck or have access to money.
I often tell people to make sure they have money in a separate account or stashed away that their partner can’t get a hold of. The second thing I tell them is to report the abuse. If bruises or marks are left on them, take pictures. Documentation and reporting to the police are imperative when seeking a protective order and fighting for sole managing conservatorship.
Protective orders can be issued with the help of the Bexar County Family Justice Center or with the help of an attorney. For a protective order to be issued there must be proof of imminent threat or harm.
Voice mails, texts and/or pictures of recent physical abuse or violence will need to be shown to the judge. The harm must be imminent, meaning you can’t say I was abused or threatened 3 years ago.
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