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Houston Domestic Violence Attorneys

Protecting Families in Harris County, Brazoria County, and Beyond

At Myres & Associates, our Houston domestic violence attorneys are dedicated to helping families in crisis. We know how difficult it is to deal with domestic abuse, and we are here to provide the guidance and support you need. We serve clients in Houston, Harris County, and throughout the surrounding areas.

If you need help with a domestic abuse issue, contact our firm at (713) 322-9810 or fill out an online contact form to get started with an initial consultation.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.

How Our Firm Can Help

At Myres & Associates, we represent clients in a wide range of domestic violence cases, including those that involve:

  • Assault
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Threats of violence
  • Child abuse
  • Spousal abuse
  • Elder abuse
  • And more

Our Houston domestic violence attorneys understand the serious nature of these cases and are prepared to do everything in our power to protect you and your children. We are committed to providing our clients with the compassionate, personalized legal representation they need and the aggressive advocacy they deserve.

Obtaining a Protective Order in Texas

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. If you are in need of legal protection from an abusive partner, you may be able to obtain a protective order, also known as a restraining order. In Texas, there are three types of protective orders:

  • Emergency Protective Order (EPO) – This type of protective order is intended to provide immediate protection to victims of family violence. An EPO lasts for 31 to 61 days and can be obtained at any time, including on weekends, holidays, or after business hours. It can be issued by a magistrate, judge, or other judicial officer and is available to victims of family violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Temporary Ex Parte Order – This type of protective order is available to victims of family violence and lasts for up to 20 days. It can be issued without a full hearing and without the abuser being present, which is why it is called an “ex parte” order. The court may issue a temporary ex parte order if it finds that there is a clear and present danger of family violence.
  • Final Protective Order – This type of protective order is available to victims of family violence and lasts for up to two years, with the possibility of an extension. A final protective order can be issued after a hearing during which both the victim and the alleged abuser have an opportunity to present their cases. The court may issue a final protective order if it finds that family violence has occurred and is likely to occur in the future.

Protective orders can include a wide range of provisions, such as:

  • Prohibiting the abuser from committing family violence, sexual assault, or stalking
  • Prohibiting the abuser from communicating with the victim in a threatening or harassing manner
  • Prohibiting the abuser from going near the victim’s home, workplace, or school
  • Prohibiting the abuser from going near the victim’s child’s school or daycare
  • Prohibiting the abuser from going near the victim’s family members
  • Prohibiting the abuser from going near the victim’s vehicle
  • Prohibiting the abuser from going near the victim’s pet
  • Granting the victim exclusive possession of a shared home
  • Granting the victim temporary custody of a shared child
  • Requiring the abuser to pay temporary child support
  • Requiring the abuser to attend a battering intervention and prevention program
  • Requiring the abuser to attend a substance abuse treatment program

Protective orders can be enforced by law enforcement, and violating a protective order is a serious crime that can result in jail time and fines. If you have a protective order, it is important to keep a copy of it with you at all times. If you need to leave your home, let someone know where you are going and when you will return. If you change your address or phone number, make sure the court and the local law enforcement agency know how to contact you.

How to Get Help with Domestic Violence in Houston

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. If you are in need of legal protection from an abusive partner, you may be able to obtain a protective order, also known as a restraining order. In Texas, there are three types of protective orders.

Our Houston domestic violence attorneys are here to help you understand your rights and your legal options. We can assist you in obtaining a protective order and can help you take legal action against your abuser. We will be by your side throughout the entire process, providing the compassionate, one-on-one attention you deserve.

Contact us Today to Get Started with an Initial Consultation

At Myres & Associates, we are passionate about helping families in crisis. We know how difficult it is to deal with domestic violence and are here to provide the guidance and support you need. Our Houston domestic violence attorneys will take the time to get to know you and your situation. We will help you understand your rights and your legal options. If you choose to move forward with a protective order, we will guide you through each step of the process. And if you need to take further legal action against your abuser, we will be there to advocate for you.

If you need help with a domestic abuse issue, contact our firm at (713) 322-9810 or fill out an online contact form to get started with an initial consultation.

Why Choose Our Team?

We Are Fully Invested in Your Outcome
  • Support Network of Experienced Professionals

    We work with a national and international network to help provide industry-leading support during and after your case, ranging from forensic accountants to specialized counseling coaches.

  • Collaborative, Team-Based Approach

    When you work with any of our attorneys, you get the experience, knowledge, and support of our entire team. We're all by your side.

  • Experienced In & Out of the Courtroom

    We will do our best to achieve an amicable settlement out of court. If additional litigation is needed, we are right there ready to go.

  • Fully Invested in Your Case

    We care about the outcome and well-being of your family as much as you do. We will do everything to protect your best interests.

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