Cedar Park, TX asked in Family Law, Criminal Law and Child Custody for Texas

Q: If the alleged father takes me to court, how likely will he be granted visitation?

He has put his hands around my neck and mentioned strangulation, kicked me out the car at night on the highway, damaged my car by keying it, damaged his own property and tried to accuse me of doing it, stalks and harasses me even after cease and desist, caught him stealing my trash and going through my mail this all happened during my high risk pregnancy. I suffer with severe bleeding twice during my pregnancy due to stress. Now he’s personating a private investigator and now has started to mess with my family. I have cried out to police, attorneys and mental health providers.

3 Lawyer Answers
Rick  Davis
Rick Davis
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bryan, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If what you are describing is all true, I strongly suggest that you go to your local County Attorney's office or District Attorney's Office and asked them to file an Application for a Protective Order for you. If one is granted, that will significantly restrict his right to get visitation.

Kiele Linroth Pace and Chad Zubi agree with this answer

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Humble, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I agree with the other answer regarding a protective order by Hon. Richard W.B. Davis, however, you can also file a suit affecting the parent child relationship to get an order in place regarding the child. You will have to prove what you are saying regarding the domestic violence, and it may be that if you do that then the court will only order supervised visits if any.

Kiele Linroth Pace agrees with this answer

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: A protective order can be issued on the basis of either Stalking or Domestic Violence but the Stalking version has no maximum duration so it can last a lifetime.

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