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Legal Information: Texas

Restraining Orders

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November 5, 2020

I was granted temporary custody with my protective order. Will I still have temporary custody of my children in Texas?

Yes.  As long as the child custody provision complies with certain federal laws,1 Texas can enforce a temporary custody order that is a part of a protection order.2

To have someone read over your order and tell you if it meets this legal standard, contact a lawyer in your area.  To find a lawyer in your area, select the state you are in from on the Finding a Lawyer page.

1 The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) or the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and is consistent with the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980.
2 Tex. Fam. Code § 88.003(b)