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Dallas Restraining Order Attorney

Protecting Families in North Texas

Some divorces and child custody matters are settled in an amicable manner. However, sometimes it is necessary to involve the court to protect your rights during the divorce process. To prevent someone from taking an action that may be harmful to you, your children or your property, you can file a temporary restraining order.

Filing a restraining order can be complicated if you are new to the process. You can get help from the Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty, P.C. We understand that you may feel overwhelmed during this time. We will guide you through the process and represent you at hearings. To make an appointment with a Dallas restraining order lawyer, please call 800-491-7565 or contact us online.

Filing a Restraining Order

Restraining orders are common in family law cases. With so many emotional and financial decisions at stake, sometimes people act out in ways that may harm their spouse. A restraining order can prevent them from taking certain actions until a judge makes a decision on the issue at a hearing.

People file restraining orders for many reasons, including:

  • Prohibiting the transfer of marital property
  • Prohibiting the closing of financial accounts
  • Preventing the removal of children from a school district
  • Preventing a parent from taking a child to a doctor or therapist to which the other parent objects

Temporary restraining orders are signed by judges without a hearing. They are generally valid for 14 days and may be extended for 14 additional days in some circumstances. A hearing is usually scheduled during this time. A judge will then decide whether the restraining order will become an injunction that will be valid until a trial.

We can assist you with restraining orders and emergency orders of protection. Please call our office at 800-491-7565 to schedule an appointment today.