Recently updated on December 4th, 2023 at 10:55 pm
Prepare your Court Forms Online for Restraining Orders in Texas
This website helps victims learn about the types and then create official court forms required for getting a restraining order in Texas.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Take Screening
Start with an online screening tool to help you decide which civil protection order fits your situation the best.
2. Prepare Documents
Instead of looking at the legal forms themselves, you will be guided thorough a series of detailed questionnaires. These will gather the necessary information topic by topic. The questions are in plain and non-legal language. To make this process as simple as possible, our system will then generate the official court forms with your responses printed on them.
3. Consult Advocate (Optional)
You can consult a victim advocate or pro bono (free) lawyer to get guidance on restraining orders. These resources are paid for typically by government and can help you review your case documents, and talk to you directly to discuss your case and safety planning.
4. File with the Clerk
You can formally begin the case by filing with your local court. You will be informed about which specific court you need to file at as its important to go to one that has jurisdiction over your case. You can file by either printing and visiting the clerk's office at the court or in many locations online directly from this website.
TYPES OF PROTECTIVE ORDERS
Domestic Violence Protective Order
This order is designed to help individuals facing violence or threats within a family or household relationship. It aims to protect against physical abuse, threats, harassment, or stalking within a domestic setting. (Texas Family Code, Chapter 85)
Sexual Assault Protective Order
A Sexual Assault Protective Order is designed to protect individuals who have experienced sexual assault or abuse from further harm or contact by the abuser. (Texas Family Code, Chapter 85)
More details coming soon.
Stalking Protective Order
It tells an abuser to stop contacting you and members of your immediate family and household. It offers protection against repeated harassment, threats, or unwanted contact. It's for situations where an individual feels threatened or in danger due to persistent stalking behavior. (Texas Family Code, Chapter 85)
More details coming soon.
Dating Violence Protective Order
Dating violence is when someone in a dating relationship hurts or scares the other person. This kind of violence can be physical, like hitting or pushing, or it can be emotional, like threats or controlling behavior. Dating Violence Protective Orders are available to individuals who are or have been in a dating relationship and have experienced violence or threats. (Texas Family Code, Chapter 71)
You can explore legal options for getting a protection order while maintaining your complete privacy. Nothing is shared with the government unless you share or submit.
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Covers all common situations such as those involving minors, or firearms, or others permitted by the Washington State law, thereby saving you time.
Correct form, and the most updated versions are automatically selected based on your situation.
Run automated checks to verify correctness of your responses and to avoid mistakes that may cause delays in securing a protection order.
All questions are presented in plain non-legal language. Difficult concepts are broken down into simpler steps.
The legal information contained here does not constitute legal advice or substitute for legal advice.
This website provides services to prepare cases at Courts at Counties across Florida as they share the same laws. It also has county specific slight changes such as additional court forms required.
CONTACT TECHNICAL SUPPORT
This contact form is for technical support questions only. For non-technical questions please contact the victim advocates at the telephone numbers listed at the bottom of this page.