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This toolkit tells you about getting a protective order to protect you from someone who has been violent or threatened to be violent. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This article tells you about getting divorced when there has been family violence.
This article explaining variations on domestic violence was written by Montgomery County Women's Center.   
This article provides information on how Emergency Protective Orders work and other information about protection against batterers. This article was provided by Texas Advocacy Project.
This article provides you with information about what commonly happens in court when you try to get a Sexual Assault Protective Order. This article was written by Advocates of Victims of Crime at the Texas Legal Services Center. 
This article provides information on Runaway Reporting/Harboring Laws. This article was provided by Texas Appleseed.
This article provides information on the housing rights of victims of family violence. This article is reproduced from material by the Texas Council on Family Violence and was updated December 4, 2019, for clarity and to include a legislative update.   
This article tells you how you can apply for a sexual assault protective order.This article was written by Advocates for Victims of Crime at the Texas Legal Services Center.
This article about kick-out orders was written by Legal Aid Society of Lubbock.
This article explains what peace bonds are under Texas law.  
This article tells you how to get a protective order and what protections it may be able to provide to you. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article tells you steps you can take to stay safe if you are a victim and/or survivor of domestic violence. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article tells you what sexual assault protective orders are and who can get one. This article was written by Advocates for Victims of Crime (AVOICE) at the Texas Legal Services Center. 
Texas does not have legal separation, so this article explains how to protect your legal rights when you are not, for whatever reason, ready to divorce.  
This article tells you about your rights, under Texas Law, to break a lease if you are the victim of family violence. This article was written by the Texas Legal Services Center. 
This article tells you about what happens after you get a Sexual Assault Protective Order. This article was written by Advocates of Victims of Crime at the Texas Legal Services Center.