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What is a Protective Order and what is a Peace Order?
A Protective Order (often called a restraining order) is a court order that a Maryland resident can obtain if they have suffered some type of assault, threat of physical harm, harassment, false imprisonment, stalking or any other act that amounts to abuse. A parent or other third party can also obtain a Protective Order on behalf of a minor child if child abuse has occurred. Maryland law has recently changed and it is now easier to obtain a Protective Order than it was previously.
A protective order is for people who are married, live together or have children in common.
A Peace Order, on the other hand, is for people who are unrelated and are not living together. Peace Orders are often sought by neighbors or ex-girlfriends/boyfriends, etc.. The same forms of abuse apply as for Protective Orders.
If you feel that you may have the right to file for a Protective or Peace Order, or, if a Protective Order or Peace Order has been filed against you, you need a lawyer. Our Maryland Protective Order Attorneys and Peace Order Attorneys have been representing people for more than 20 years. Call today for a free office or phone consultation or send us an e-mail through our contact form. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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