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COVID-19 Family Violence FAQs

Protection from Violence or Abuse

This video addresses family violence issues that come up during the COVID-19 crisis.

This video was created by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. It addresses family violence issues that may come up during the COVID-19 crisis. Some of the situations described in this video may no longer apply.

This article was last updated on December 19, 2022.

COVID-19 Family Violence FAQ Video by Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas

What topics are addressed in this video?

  • What should I do if I want to leave an abusive situation right now?
  • What is a protective order?
  • Are there different types of protective orders?
  • Are courts open now for getting protective orders?
  • May I still file a protective order on my own during the pandemic if my court is closed to the public?
  • What if I have children with my abuser?
  • What about other types of cases besides protective orders? Are courts still hearing divorce and custody cases?

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