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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Subchapter A. Application for Protective Order

back to top82.003. Venue

An application may be filed in:

(1) the county in which the applicant resides;

(2) the county in which the respondent resides; or

(3) any county in which the family violence is alleged to have occurred.



Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 34, § 1, eff. May 5, 1997. Amended by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., ch. 392 (S.B. 129), § 1, eff. June 14, 2013.