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
With the stay-at-home orders in place, there is an increase in domestic violence. This is true around the country. Specifically, in our own area, Houston Police Chief Acevedo stated on April 2nd that there is an increase in domestic assault, although some other types of crime in the area have decreased. Anyone can be the victim of domestic violence, no matter what their age or gender. In … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip # 10. Ask for Help if You are Experiencing Domestic Violence
Abuse should not be taken lightly. With the conviction and imprisonment of Larry Nassar, we see actual consequences being served for those who have participated in these despicable actions. To our readers who have experienced sexual assault/abuse, we hope you are able to work and move past your trauma. We hope you someday become brave enough to bring your abuser to light. To our readers who … [Read more...] about Bringing Sexual Abuse to Light
You may have been told that your divorce case will require mediation. if you have been in an abusive marriage, you may feel especially nervous about facing your spouse since mediation is less formal than a courtroom. It is common to feel a little nervous, and also to feel worried that you may give in too easily. You and your attorney should discuss in advance how to handle the situation - … [Read more...] about Mediation and the Abusive Relationship
Stop Domestic Violence Domestic violence hurts, kills, and ruins lives. The effects are felt for years, generations even. Making a change requires determination and a willingness to ask for help. While traveling in Fort Worth, I happened to see the beautiful artwork above, which is located at Safe Haven of Tarrant County. At Safe Haven, help and resources can be found for dealing with … [Read more...] about Stop Domestic Violence – “It’s Never Too Late to Change the Road You’re On”
Is your divorce and family law attorney "there for you" in an emergency? What is a "true" emergency? How should you handle an emergency in your family law case? Legal problems sometimes do result in true emergencies. There are also urgent situations that feel like emergencies because they are "emotional emergencies". When you have an attorney, it is normal to want and hope for answers … [Read more...] about Is Your Divorce and Family Law Attorney There for you in an Emergency?
If you have a final court order and your ex-spouse is ignoring the orders, you should consult a Texas family law attorney to discuss filing a Motion to Enforce. A Motion to Enforce the court's judgment is available to enforce a prior court order in a divorce case. The enforcement may be about the division of property, for example, turning over certain assets, money, real estate or property to … [Read more...] about Is your Ex Spouse Ignoring Court Orders? What to do