Texas Laws for Domestic Violence

Sadly, domestic violence and domestic abuse are a more common problem in our society than we like to admit.  That being said, there is no shame in being a victim of domestic violence. You are not the cause of that violence; you are the victim and you need every protection that laws for domestic violence can provide to ensure that you are never harmed again.

Zero tolerance in the courts for domestic violence

Chris has represented many victims of domestic violence. He believes that the only appropriate approach is “zero tolerance.” There is never a justification for domestic violence, period. Domestic violence must be addressed and brought out into the light of day and abusers must be shown that they will no longer get away with this behavior. There are consequences.

Chris is a caring and skilled attorney who believes that all victims of domestic violence need to be protected and shown that they do not have to live under the threat of abuse any more.

Protection provided by the Texas courts

Protective orders are provided for under Texas laws for domestic violence victims. Once a court issues a protective order, it is placed on file with local law enforcement agencies. If your family member violates that order in any way (such as coming within a specific distance of your home or work), they are subject to arrest.

If you have been a victim of domestic abuse, you deserve protection in the courts for domestic violence. Do not put up with an unacceptable situation one minute longer.

Contact Chris Spofford to learn about your family law options and how he can help you with your choices.

Chris A. Spofford has been preparing and trying family law cases since he was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1986. He has been Board Certified in Family Law since 1993. As a Houston divorce lawyer, he knows how to present your case in local county courts so that your important message gets communicated and gives you the greatest chance of success.

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