Domestic and Family Violence Divorce Issues Podcast

By: Leslie Barrows October 30, 2018 no comments

Domestic and Family Violence Divorce Issues Podcast

Domestic and Family Violence in Texas

Domestic Violence Awareness Ribbon, Barrows Firm, Southlake, TX


October is domestic violence awareness month. Any given day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls made to domestic violence hotlines across the nation.



In this podcast, Southlake divorce lawyer, Leslie Barrows talks about a variety of domestic and family violence concerns and what to do in a situation where protective orders and courts are involved and intervene when people are threatened and harmed by others in domestic relationships.

Not all abuse leaves marks. Be aware of warning signs and escalating behavior that can turn violent.

In the Texas Family Code, Family Violence means an act by a member of a family or household against another intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault or sexual threat or a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of that harm.

Options for Protective Orders and Impact on Divorces

Leslie Barrows helps victims of family violence obtain protective orders and can help them get exclusive possession of the home. When people leave and get a protective order, they usually also file for divorce. A family violence offender subject to a protective order may not carry a gun or keep a hunting of fishing license. Findings of and convictions of domestic and family violence also impact child custody and visitation.

The issuance of a protective order is a serious measure. Leslie Barrows also defends those accused of family violence when the other party seeks a protective order. There are times when the victim incorrectly recalls or is not truthful.

Please feel free to share this podcast interview. We are always available to help at The Barrows Firm in Southlake. (817) 481-1583.

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