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November 5, 2020

How can I modify (change) my protective order?

If you want to change the order to add a specific protection to it or to take something out of the order, you can file to modify the order. The abuser can also file to modify the order. The judge would hold a hearing to decide what changes to make.1 You will have to go back to the court where you originally filed your application and tell the clerk you want to change your order. You will find links to online forms that you may need at our TX Download Court Forms page. Also, you can update any information listed on the order such as your address, telephone number, place of employment, or the child-care facility or school of a child protected by the order if any of this changes after you get the order.2

1 Tex. Fam. Code § 87.001
2 Tex. Fam. Code § 87.004(a)