Stop Harassment, Stalking, or Domestic Violence with a Court Order

Texas courts issue restraining orders in family law cases involving domestic violence, stalking, and other family matters. Since 1925, Central Texas families have trusted Dunnam & Dunnam with their most important issues, including restraining orders. We have the skill, experience, and results to get the job done right. If you need a Waco restraining order or protective order, you need to act quickly. To issue a restraining order, a court must find that time is of the essence. So delay could undermine your injunction. Even if it’s not Dunnam & Dunnam, you need to contact a lawyer without any delay. 

What is a protective order or restraining order? 

When you need a court to stop someone from contacting you or being around you, you are asking for an injunction. Injunctions can forbid people from threatening, stalking, harassing, or even contracting a person. The police can enforce injunctions. An injunction allows you to call the police when the person is contacting you or even around you. Types of injunctions include restraining orders and orders of protection. 

Restraining orders for family violence in Waco Texas

A judge may grant an order of protection when someone is arrested on family violence charges, or a spouse can file a petition with the court requesting protection. The judge will hold a hearing separate from any criminal charges and issue a protective order if there is a finding that family violence has occurred and is likely to happen in the future.

The protective order may prohibit the respondent from committing domestic assault, making any threats – directly or indirectly through other people – or going near the other person’s home and workplace. The judge also may require the respondent to attend a battering prevention program and require the person to give up possession of guns.

A family law restraining order is valid for as long as the judge specifies, up to two years. If you are sent to jail or prison, the order can last up to one year after you get out. Even if you and your spouse are planning to reconcile, and invites you, the police can arrest you if the restraining order is still active.

What do our clients say about Dunnam & Dunnam?

Wacoan Magazine regularly chooses our law firm as the best in Waco, including best family law attorneys, business law attorneys, and trial lawyers. You can read many of our client’s family law reviews on our family law page.

Hire a Board Certified Lawyer for Your Injunction

Board certified lawyers must have significant experience, before even taking a specialized test to show their expertise in the practice area. Only 900 of the more than 100,000 Texas attorneys are board certified in Family Law. Three of those attorneys are at Dunnam & Dunnam. These lawyers engage and have been certified as specialists by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the practice of Family Law.

Jim Dunnam Waco Attorney at Dunnam & Dunnam

Jim Dunnam

Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law.

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Merrilee Harmon Waco Lawyer at Dunnam & Dunnam

Merrilee L. Harmon

Merrilee L. Harmon is a Family Law specialist, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1985.

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Vance Dunnam Waco Attorney at Dunnam & Dunnam

Vance Dunnam

Vance has 60 years of experience as a lawyer in Waco, Texas handling all types of cases in both the office and the courtroom.

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Hire a top Waco lawyer for restraining order, protective order, and injunction litigation.

Brittany Cleere

Brittany is a member of the McLennan County Bar Association, and McLennan County Young Lawyers Association.

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Eleeza Johnson Attorney at Law Dunnam & Dunam

Eleeza Johnson

Eleeza's practice areas include: Personal Injury Law, Civil Trial Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Pharmaceutical Law.

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Gerald R. Villarrial

Gerald R. Villarrial has practiced family law, criminal law and civil litigation for over 20 years.

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Grace Strange

Grace Strange

Grace Strange is a US Army veteran who puts her determination and passion to work for clients.

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Mason Dunnam

Mason Dunnam is the fourth generation of Dunnam attorneys at the firm since 1925

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Injunctions are hard fought legal issues. Central Texans have trusted Dunnam & Dunnam with these matters since 1925. Let us help your family too. Call us at 254-753-6437 to discuss your protective order or restraining order.