There are few things as upsetting in life as family violence. You cannot change who is in your family (except through divorce). However, you can take steps to protect yourself and your children when violence has taken place in your home. Protective orders provide additional safety measures for individuals who have experienced domestic violence or threats of domestic violence. Aimed at keeping you and your children safe, protective orders can prevent your spouse or former spouse from entering your home if this is warranted.
Protective orders can also be a basis for restricting access to a child. Visitation may require supervision in some cases. For information on how to obtain an emergency protective order in Collin or Denton County, contact a family law lawyer at The Ramage Law Group. We can advise and assist you as you seek protection from a threatening situation.
Occasionally, Child Protective Services (Texas Department of Family & Protective Services) investigates families for allegations of child abuse. CPS investigations can be traumatizing for families and children and may or may not occur during a divorce. Regardless of the circumstances, a family member facing child abuse allegations should have competent, experienced legal counsel to help him or her navigate the investigation or possible court proceedings. As a former CPS caseworker and child abuse prosecutor, Sharon Ramage is well familiar with the most effective ways to interact with Child Protective Services. We can help at any phase of an investigation, whether you are trying to protect your child from harm or seeking to clear your name if you have been falsely accused of child abuse.
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