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.
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?
I need a protective order.
How to ask the court for protection from someone who has been violent or threatened to be violent.
I need a Sexual Assault Protective Order.
A guide for getting a court order to protect you from someone who sexually assaulted you.
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