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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Subchapter C. Notice of Application For Protective Order

back to top82.041. Contents of Notice of Application

(a) A notice of an application for a protective order must:

(1) be styled "The State of Texas";(2) be signed by the clerk of the court under the court's seal;(3) contain the name and location of the court;(4) show the date the application was filed;(5) show the date notice of the application for a protective order was issued;(6) show the date, time, and place of the hearing;(7) show the file number;(8) show the name of each applicant and each person alleged to have committed family violence;(9) be directed to each person alleged to have committed family violence;(10) show the name and address of the attorney for the applicant or the mailing address of the applicant, if the applicant is not represented by an attorney; and

(11) contain the address of the clerk of the court.

(b) The notice of an application for a protective order must state: "An application for a protective order has been filed in the court stated in this notice alleging that you have committed family violence. You may employ an attorney to defend you against this allegation. You or your attorney may, but are not required to, file a written answer to the application. Any answer must be filed before the hearing on the application. If you receive this notice within 48 hours before the time set for the hearing, you may request the court to reschedule the hearing not later than 14 days after the date set for the hearing. If you do not attend the hearing, a default judgment may be taken and a protective order may be issued against you"


Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 34, § 1, eff. May 5, 1997. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1193, § 10, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.