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Dallaw Emergency Protective Orders Attorney

Getting You the Help You Need

If you have been the victim of domestic violence or are involved in a bitter custody fight, you may need the court's help to protect yourself and your family. One way to accomplish this is to file an emergency order of protection. A lawyer can help you through this process.

At the Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty, P.C., we have helped numerous clients file emergency orders in family law matters. We understand that you may be frustrated, frightened or both. You can rely on us for wise counsel and compassion during this time. To make an appointment to discuss your legal needs with a Dallas family law attorney, please call 800-491-7565 or contact us online.

Filing Emergency Orders in Texas

You may file an emergency order for yourself or on behalf of a child. Some common reasons people file emergency orders include:

  • To allow the seizing of a child being unlawfully kept
  • To remove someone from your house when there has been violence or threats of violence
  • To keep someone away from your child

In cases involving parents and children, an emergency order can also address child custody and support issues. For example, if you file an emergency order because of domestic violence, you may also be able to file for temporary emergency custody of any children involved.

The court usually sets a hearing date within 14 days of the filing of the emergency order. When there is evidence that the filer is in danger of family violence, the court can issue a temporary ex parte order valid for up to 20 days. After the hearing and decision, an emergency order may be valid for up to one year.

Please call our office at 800-491-7565 if you need to file an emergency protective order.