Need to keep your location confidential in order to stay safe? The Texas Address Confidentiality Program exists to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse, human trafficking, and stalking. The person who wants the protection must enroll in the program. It is administered by the Attorney General of Texas. How it helps The program assigns a substitute address to use. This … [Read more...] about The Texas Address Confidentiality Program
During partial and complete shutdowns, it is often difficult to know what is going on at any particular time. Be aware that if you need a restraining order or protective order in Texas, you can still file to request one from the court. How the courts are operating varies by Texas county, and also by the particular court. But, rest assured, there are provisions in place to deal with … [Read more...] about Even if the Courts Are Closed You Can Still File for a Protective Order
Proving a charge of contempt in a court of law requires specific proof and procedure. If you believe that your ex may be in contempt, consider the following: Contempt is a serious charge, therefore, you must have adequate proof. Bringing a contempt case to court requires an investment of time and money. There will be legal fees, expenses and court costs (if you believe that you may … [Read more...] about Is Your Ex in Contempt of a Court Order?
Getting out of an abusive situation can be extremely difficult for a lot of reasons. The most common reasons that someone may stay in an abusive/violent relationship include 1) fear for children or family members 2) fear of retaliation (physical or other, such as embarrassment, interfering on job site) 3) financial reasons 4) concern for the person who is being left. Abuse and violence are … [Read more...] about Getting Away from an Abusive Situation
There are times when a parent may be entitled to collect child support for a child, but still would choose not to do so. Here is a list of the statements that we usually hear: “I don’t want any child support because my ex is dangerous or a bad influence, and I don’t want him around my child. S/he probably won’t visit if we don’t ask for child support.” “I can make it on my … [Read more...] about What if you Don’t WANT Child Support for Your Child?