In Texas, violence in a marriage may be punished both criminally and in a divorce. Under Chapter 7 of the Texas Family Code, a marital partner may be granted spousal maintenance based on a finding of family violence. A marital partner may also be granted a disproportionate share of the community property when there is clear and convincing evidence of family violence against a spouse or children.
An Order of Protection may be applied for with a “kick-out” order to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. That way, the mere presence of the offender on the scene will prompt an arrest of a person subject to a Protective Order, rather than waiting for a violent offense to occur before police action can be taken.
For more information on strategies and legal options when faced with a violent spouse, call The Barrera Law Firm, PC at (956) 428-2822 and ask for a free consultation with an attorney or contact us online.