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Can I Get a Restraining Order If I’m Still Married?

Posted by Chris Peterson | Jun 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Can I Get a Restraining Order If I'm Still Married?

AshamedDomestic violence is not restricted to certain groups of people, cultures or neighborhoods. It affects every class and race throughout Texas. Thanks to increased awareness over the last two decades, help is readily available for victims of domestic violence from law enforcement and the courts, even if the abuser and the victim are still married.

Besides filing a timely police report, victims should seek a restraining order against the abuser. If children are involved, tension can escalate rapidly. A restraining order is only a piece of paper and may not stop a determined abuser, but it can be an effective deterrent for an abuser who values his freedom. An abuser who violates a restraining order can be arrested on the spot and jailed for a certain amount of time, giving the victim a head start in seeking a safe place.

At Peterson Law Group, we offer the full range of legal services for victims of domestic violence. We guide victims through the process of seeking a restraining order and a temporary custody and support order if necessary. We can simultaneously commence divorce proceedings if you choose.

If you are in need of a restraining order due to domestic violence, we can help. Call the Peterson Law Group at 936-337-4681 or 979-703-7014. Our experienced Conroe, Texas divorce attorneys will stand up for your rights and protect your interests. Call today or contact us online to arrange an appointment.

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Chris Peterson

Founding Attorney Chris Peterson is the owner of Peterson Law Group. He practices primarily in the areas of wills, trusts and estate planning; probate and trust administration; elder law; and business law. In addition to the law practice, Chris is involved in Aggieland Title Company and Brazos 1...

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