No Drop Policy

No-Drop Policy

Our office has a no-drop policy. If the application for a protective order has been filed with the clerk’s office prior to your decision to drop the protective order, you may be ordered to complete six hours of family violence counseling, at no charge to you, from Mission Granbury. Once completed, you need to supply this office with a certificate of completion. Our office will then file a motion and order for non-suit.

  • Once the judge grants a protective order, it is effective for the entire duration of the order.
  • During the first year after it is granted:
    • It cannot be "dropped," "canceled" or vacated
    • You may be able modify some of the items in the order.
Tex. Family Code 85.025 & 87.001

Our office DOES represent victims who need to modify Protective Orders.

We do NOT represent victims who want to "cancel" or vacate Protective Orders.


All filing and service fees will be charged to the respondent. There is no charge to the applicant when filing a protective order.

Tex. Family Code 81.002