Restraining Orders in Harris County
Houston, Texas Restraining Order Lawyer
If you believe you are or your property is in danger, work with your attorney to file the necessary paperwork to request a Temporary Restraining Order. Once approved, a Temporary Restraining Order is in effect for two weeks, after which time a hearing will be held to determine if it needs to be extended. At the Law Offices of Wendy Wood, we help clients file for restraining orders and also represent them at the follow-up hearing.
If you or your children are being harassed, stalked, or threatened by someone, contact restraining order attorney Wendy Wood today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you.
Once a Restraining Order goes into Effect
While a restraining order may not be a fool-proof guarantor of safety, it does require the following from the person it is directed against:
- The person designated by the restraining order cannot:
- communicate with you in a vulgar or offensive manner;
- threaten you - in person, by telephone or in any type of writing;
- cause you bodily harm;
- damage, destroy, sell or give away your property;
- incur any debt, except for very limited purposes.
- A restraining order will not affect the payment of child support.
- Child custody or visitation arrangements may be modified if the person designated in a restraining order has visitation rights to, or joint custody of, your children.
Extending a Restraining Order
Approximately two weeks after a temporary restraining order is issued, a judge may review your case to determine if the restraining order should be extended. Here, the person against whom the restraining order is issued will have an opportunity to provide witnesses or any evidence challenging the basis for the restraining order.
In order to establish your case for extending the restraining order, our office gathers witness statements of our own. We also scrutinize the history and criminal record of the person that the restraining order is against.
Contact Houston, Texas Restraining Order Attorney Wendy Wood
Don't wait until your ex harms you or your children - contact restraining order attorney Wendy Wood today to learn how we can help you.