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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Chapter 83. Temporary Ex Parte Orders

back to top83.001. Requirements for Temporary ex Parte Order

(a) If the court finds from the information contained in an application for a protective order that there is a clear and present danger of family violence, the court, without further notice to the individual alleged to have committed family violence and without a hearing, may enter a temporary ex parte order for the protection of the applicant or any other member of the family or household of the applicant.(b) In a temporary ex parte order, the court may direct a respondent to do or refrain from doing specified acts.


Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 34, § 1, eff. May 5, 1997.Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 91 § 4, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.