Tarrant County Domestic Violence and Protective Order Lawyers
Texas takes domestic violence allegations and the protection of families very seriously. Domestic violence can happen in many ways, and it is important for victims to take the necessary legal action to seek protection from future abuse. Alternatively, some domestic violence accusations are fabricated for various reasons, including trying to gain advantages in upcoming divorce cases. It is important for people in both situations to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. If you are in Hurst, Texas, or the surrounding areas, do not wait to contact a domestic violence and protective order attorney at Hoppes Family Law.
Understanding Domestic Violence
In Texas, many different criminal acts can be considered domestic violence if they are against certain victims. For example, someone might face domestic violence accusations for any of the following:
- Physical violence
- Threatening violence or harm
- Stalking or cyberstalking
- Sexual assault or abuse
- Emotional abuse
The above can be considered to be domestic violence if there is a certain relationship with the victim, such as:
- Spouses, separated spouses, or former spouses
- Current or former intimate or dating partners
- Parents and children
- Other family members
- Roommates or household members
Many of these relationships can be complicated, and both offenders and victims might not realize their actions constitute domestic violence. In addition, domestic violence often escalates over time, so conduct that is unwelcome at first can quickly become highly concerning and dangerous. If you believe you have been a victim, contact a compassionate family law attorney as soon as possible.
How a Domestic Violence Lawyer Can Help
Domestic violence can come with a variety of legal issues, and it is important to have representation from an attorney you can trust. At Hoppes Family Law, we can help clients in many different ways, including:
Obtaining protective orders - Texas law allows domestic violence victims to seek protective orders that restrict the conduct of their abusers. We can help you obtain an immediate temporary order if needed, as well as represent you in court to obtain a long-term order.
Handling divorce-related issues - Domestic violence might lead to divorce, or it might occur during the divorce process. In either case, allegations of domestic violence can cause complications in a divorce case, including the grounds cited for divorce, conservatorship determinations, and more. Whether you were the victim of domestic violence or accused of such conduct, you need the right divorce lawyer on your side.
Seek the Help You Need from an Experienced Hurst Domestic Violence Attorney
Living under the threat of domestic violence is a situation that you want to avoid to preserve the physical and emotional well-being of you and your children. The dedicated family law attorneys at Hoppes Family Law are committed to helping clients legally protect themselves against both domestic violence and false allegations. We serve all of Tarrant County, Texas, including Hurst, Bedford, Colleyville, Keller, North Richland Hills, Southlake, Fort Worth, Arlington, and Richland Hills, so please do not hesitate to contact us online or call us at 817-283-3999 today.