If you or someone you care about is living in a dangerous home environment because of an abusive spouse, you should waste no time and speak with a knowledgeable Glen Burnie family law attorney.
Your safety and the well-being of your children could very well depend on you taking the brave step of getting out of the critical situation you've been stuck in.
Many times when there is abuse in a home, the abuser controls the property and income of the family, which can lead a victim to feel helpless.
You have rights and I am dedicated to helping you keep them protected. I am passionate about this area of law because no one should have to endure pain and suffering in their home.
In Maryland, a restraining order is also known as a protective order or a peace order. They are court orders that say one person must refrain from committing certain acts against another.
A petition for protection from domestic violence can be filed in any District Court or Circuit Court. An attorney can help file the appropriate documents quickly since these matters can be highly time-sensitive.
Only certain types of relationships are eligible for a protective order.
Your relationship qualifies for a peace order if you:
If you have been served with an order of protection from your spouse or partner, it is equally important to have effective representation, especially if you are going through a divorce. Complaints of domestic violence can weigh heavily on divorce proceedings and negatively impact the outcome of child custody and visitation agreements that must be made.
In Maryland, a peace order is a legal process that can be used to protect yourself from harassment, stalking, or threats of violence from another person.
To file a peace order, you will need to visit a District Court in the county where you live or where the person you are seeking protection from lives.
It's important to note that you should consult with a lawyer before filing a peace order. Give us a call today.
Whether you are looking to file or defend yourself in matters relating to restraining orders or domestic violence, is the Law Office of Garland C. Hall, LLC is prepared to defend and protect your legal rights and aim to achieve the best outcome possible.