Orders of Protection & Restraining Orders

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Clients who require emergency protection often feel further threatened and intimidated by the legal process. Even the fundamental question of how to get a restraining order can seem overwhelming. We will take the time to answer all of your questions in a clear and straightforward way, and help you understand all of your options. We will then work with the courts to protect your safety and security.

If you are in a relationship in which you or your children are the victims of family violence, we will help you obtain a protective order or a temporary restraining order. Once the court has issued a protective order or restraining order on your behalf, violation of its conditions may result in civil and criminal penalties. We will assist you in filing for a protective order or restraining order and represent you throughout the process, to ensure that the court’s orders are enforced and that your interests are protected.

At the Law Office of J. Michael Clay, we offer experienced advocacy to our clients in need of emergency protection. Since 1991, we have worked within the Texas Family Courts on behalf of our clients, their children and their families. We use our knowledge of the law to help our clients and their families find protection and relief. It is our goal to make the legal system work to protect you.

J. Michael Clay is an experienced restraining order and protective order lawyer in San Antonio, Texas. The interests of our clients are our highest priorities.

If you believe that your safety or the safety of your children is being threatened, or if you are the victim of domestic abuse or family violence, contact us immediately to find out how we can help you.

If you want to know more about family law in general, you are invited to consult the Texas Family Code which contains most of the laws which govern divorces and other family law matters in the State of Texas. Please be aware that the version of the Texas Family Code to which this hyperlink takes you is the most current version available online (2006), but is subject to legislative changes every two years (and sometimes even more often). Therefore, you should not take any action (or fail to take any action) based on the information you find in that version unless you have first received advice from an attorney of your choice and verified that the relevant section of the Texas Family Code is the most current.

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Mr Clay represented me during my divorce in 2011. He was absolutely incredible throughout the entire process. He is very reasonable and is hands down one of the best attorneys in San Antonio, Texas. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney!!!!!

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