Q. Between a Protective Order, Restraining Order, and Peace Bond, which best fits my situation?
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|What is the situation?||You have been harmed by a family member, or someone you dated and fear the abuser will hurt you again.||You already have a lawsuit filed and you want the court to order the other party not to harm you or your property.||Someone has threatened to harm you or your property, and you believe she or he will carry out the threats.|
|What does it do?||Orders the abuser to stay away from you, your household, your workplace, and your school. Also may suspend the abuser’s right to carry a gun.||Orders the other party in a lawsuit not to harm your property,or to threaten, harass, or harm you or your children.||Orders the person making threats to deposit money with the court, which will be lost if he or she commits the threatened crime|
|Who can help?||Fannin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office(903) 583-7448||You can hire an attorney or you can represent yourself.||You can hire an attorney or you can represent yourself.|
|Where do I file the paperwork?||District Clerk’s Office||File in the office where you filed your lawsuit.||Justice of the Peace Court in the Precinct where you live.|
|How long does it last?||Up to 2 years||Until your lawsuit ends.||Up to 1 year.|