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Legal Information: Texas

Statutes: Texas

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Updated: 
November 4, 2020

86.003. Court Order for Law Enforcement Assistance Under Temporary Order

On request by an applicant obtaining a temporary ex parte protective order that excludes the respondent from the respondent’s residence, the court granting the temporary order shall render a written order to the sheriff, constable, or chief of police to provide a law enforcement officer from the department of the chief of police, constable, or sheriff to:

(1) accompany the applicant to the residence covered by the order;(2) inform the respondent that the court has ordered that the respondent be excluded from the residence;(3) protect the applicant while the applicant takes possession of the residence; and

(4) protect the applicant if the respondent refuses to vacate the residence while the applicant takes possession of the applicant’s necessary personal property.