Who can I get a protective order against?

An applicant seeking a family violence protective order must meet the definition of family in the Family Code. This includes spouses, ex-spouse, current or previous dating relationships, family members by blood or marriage, individuals that have a child together, and individuals that currently or previously have lived together. A victim of sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking can get a protective order against any abuser regardless of the relationship, even acquaintances.

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1. What is a protective order?
2. What is family violence?
3. Do I qualify to get a protective order through your office?
4. What is stalking?
5. What are the terms and conditions included in a protective order?
6. Who can I get a protective order against?
7. Do I have to make a police report or press criminal charges to get a protective order?
8. How much does it cost to get a protective order?
9. What is the process to obtain a protective order?
10. What is the difference between a Temporary Ex-Parte Protective Order and a Final Protective Order?
11. How long does it take to get a protective order?
12. Do I have to go to court?
13. How long does the Final Protective Order last?
14. How do I apply?