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Know the Laws: Texas

UPDATED October 16, 2012

A protective order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another.  The order can also place other restrictions on the abuser, such as ordering him/her to stay away from you or stop contacting you.  In Texas, there protective orders based on family violence and based on sexual assault or stalking.

WomensLaw.org would like to thank the Texas Council on Family Violence for its assistance in providing the information below, with a special thank you to Tracy Grinstead-Everly, JD, Policy Manager.

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