Domestic violence can be a troubling issue in any household. The issue of domestic violence can come up in several areas of court proceedings in Texas. Protective orders based upon allegations of family violence, for example, are civil court orders that a person may seek to prevent continuing violence. If a person is going through a divorce, the Texas Attorney General’s Office says that an application for a protective order must be filed where the family law case is pending. Family violence can also affect the divorce proceedings, especially if child custody is an issue in the divorce.
Domestic violence allegations can lead to life-long consequences if a person is accused of the offense. The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling late last month that says that a person convicted of a misdemeanor level offense is prohibited from possessing a firearm at any time after the conviction is entered.