Legal Information: Texas

Texas Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
July 19, 2016

Restraining Orders

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 are protective orders based on family violence and based on sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking.