The 280th Protective order court is a Harris County, Texas family law court for which the only type of hearings are under Chapter 85 of the Texas family code. On the bench is Judge Damiane Dianne Curvey. The Court is located at 1200 Congress, 7th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002 inside the Harris County Juvenile Justice Center.
This is the only court in Texas which hears strictly protective orders. A private attorney may prosecute this type of lawsuit, but if no divorce is pending, you can get the Harris County District Attorney’s office to file suit for you. Beth Baron is the lead attorney for the domestic violence unit. In this Court, I would say to a potential litigant that you need to keep your mouth shut unless the Judge or a lawyer asks a question. Tell the truth and do not get excited. You will come out on the winning side if you have good facts and hard direct evidence. The docket call in the 280th Protective Court is typically on time. Judge allows late calls at [email protected], but is short when you have a trial conflict. (maybe you should not have taken the case). I am of the opinion that every family law judge holds a protective order against you. Never agree to a protective order that states you are not admitting to family violence but are agreeing to the protective order being issued. Just try the case and have judge order if you think you are not guilty of harming your significant other.
All the applications for the Protective Order of this court will have separate numbers. Even if this application is filled together with a divorce or suit, it will still be taken separately and will not be treated in the same document. Help in drafting your own protective order may be found on the Court’s website here.
If the applicant needs a kick-out order, an in-person testimony is required, to make the respondent leave the residence. For that, the applicant must contact the clerk for an available date to appear in front of the Court.
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Michael Busby Jr. is a divorce and family law attorney who practices in Harris County Texas and Fort Bend County, Texas. He has been in practice for over 20 years and has tried over 300 cases. He is familiar with the policy and procedures of the Houston Texas Divorce Courts. Our office is open until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for working folks. Please call with your family law or divorce questions for 280th Protective Order Court in Houston Texas.
Michael Busby Jr.
6100 Corporate Drive # 190
Houston, Texas 77036
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280th Protective Order Court also would be applicable to the following communities within the greater Houston, Texas Area:
Baytown, Bellaire, Bunker Hill, Deer Park, Friendswood, Galena Park, Humble, Jacinto City, Katy, La Porte, Pasadena, Tomball, West University, Cypress, Crosby, Woodlands, Denver Harbor, Spring & The Woodlands, Spring, Stafford, Sugarland, Galveston, Missouri City, Richmond, & Alief