Domestic violence is a serious matter. It is not forgivable. It is not something that gets better with time. It is something that must be addressed so the violent person can be handled or removed from the family unit.
While Paul Simon’s song, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, may be about less serious matters, domestic violence is much more serious.
In Texas, Protective Orders are a key tool to accomplishing immediate relief from a violent family member or domestic partner. The law looks to two major factors:
1) Whether Family Violence occurred; and
2) Whether Family Violence is likely to occur in the future.
A private Texas attorney may draft the application, assist in the preparation of the evidence and affidavits, and the presentation of evidence to get a Protective Order from a judge.
The reasons why Protective Orders are VERY IMPORTANT is that it restricts a person from coming within so many feet, coming to a residence, calling, texting or showing up to work places or schools. This is important because police often have to wait until a crime has been committed before arresting a person, but with a protective order, they may be arrested for simply violating the order itself, for example, driving past your house.
There are 50 ways to leave your lover if they commit Domestic Violence and The Barrera Law Firm, PC can help you. But first and always, seek emergency police assistance in the event you are in danger and call the law firm after that.