Domestic Violence Help Houston Domestic Violence Lawyer
If you have been affected by domestic violence or charges of child
abuse, it is important to seek legal counsel right away. Protect
yourself and to learn about your rights. At my law office,Frank E. Mann, Attorney and Counselor at Law, I represent both men and women in domestic violence matters. Providing effective and practical solutions to family law problems since 1984, I use my experience to provide clients with sound advice about their options in any domestic violence matter.
A lawyer who can advise you about your options
To learn more about the provisions of Texas domestic violence laws,
contact my Houston office. If you are facing a protective order for
domestic violence or need to remove yourself from an abusive situation, I can represent you so that your safety and your rights are preserved. At the law office of Frank E. Mann, I advise clients about their options, provide assistance with paperwork, and offer representation at hearings.
Emergency and temporary orders
The law offers people experiencing domestic violence or assault three avenues: emergency orders, protective orders, and restraining orders.
Emergency orders can be imposed by a family law judge. Temporary restraining orders, or ex-parte orders, are common in divorce actions. They offer immediate protection against an abuser. They also maintain the status quo, preventing the other party from emptying bank accounts, purchasing or selling assets, or running up credit card bills.
Permanent protective orders
A permanent protective order prevents future assaults, making it
illegal for the abuser to be near the other party. Violations of this
order can be criminal behavior, with the violator subject to arrest. In
order to obtain a permanent protective order, victims must attend a
hearing at which the abuser is present. These orders are awarded for up to two years, and can be renewed.
Domestic violence can affect the outcome of a divorce
I complete all needed paperwork and attend hearings for clients who need protection from an abuser. I also represent people who are subject to restraining orders and injunctions or have been charged with violating such orders. The existence of temporary or permanent protective orders can influence the courts’ final determination in divorce or child support actions, increasing or decreasing the amount of child support or adding to the complexity of visitation plans.
For more information about domestic violence and the legal options
available to you, contact Frank E. Mann, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Let me use my years of experience to help you deal with a
domestic abuse situation.