Q: Non-Disclosure Motion for civil temporary protective order request.
Hi - I am trying to remove/hide/seal from public record - a civil temporary protective order request that was denied/dismissed at the hearing in Denton County. I have read about the motion for non-disclosure - but everything I read is specific to criminal cases - not civil. I am wanting to file this motion - but I am unsure of what my options are for this civil case. Any help would be appreciated!
A: The Texas statute authorizing a Petition for Non-Disclosure applied to certain criminal cases where Deferred Adjudication probation was successfully completed. It does not apply to civil cases.
In theory, you could file a Motion to Seal Court Records under Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 76a.
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