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What matters in family violence

A devastating reality is that family violence may also be an issue in a divorce. Do not think for one moment that you are the outlier.

Family violence is defined by the Texas Family Code as an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault or sexual assault but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself.

You may choose to seek a protective order which serves to protect the victim of future violence. Violation of a protective order is a crime.

Keeping detailed documentation and photographic evidence of any and all injuries will add credibility to your presentation. If you have medical records related to your injuries, provide them to your attorney. A judge will decide whether enough evidence exists to support protective orders.

It is imperative to consult a lawyer to ascertain which factors would affect your specific case.

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