Protective Orders

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How to File for a Protective Order in Maryland

January 5, 2021

Seeking immediate protection from an abuser is important for your safety. In Maryland, you can either file for a protective order or a peace order. Both of these options mean that your abuser will be arrested if they contact you or come near your home, school, or place of work. Keep reading to learn more […]

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What is the Difference Between a Protective Order and a Peace Order?

April 30, 2020

Protective and peace orders are two classes of restraining orders that are put in place to keep someone from harming, harassing, stalking, or otherwise contacting you. The main difference between these two types of civil orders is the relationship between you and the offender. Let’s take a closer look at these methods of legal protection […]

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Has Someone Taken a Protective Order Out on You?

September 3, 2019

Protective orders can be filed to protect people from harm, but they are sometimes misused and can put undue strain on you or your family members. Let’s take a look at what it means when someone has taken a protective order out on you in Maryland. What is a Protective Order? A protective order is […]

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Understanding Protective Orders and Peace Orders in Maryland

May 21, 2019

While the terms “protective order” and “peace order” might be improperly used interchangeably in discussions, the two are very distinct legal orders given out in the state of Maryland. However, both can be used in similar situations. What are the key differences between protective orders and peace orders, and which is appropriate for your situation? […]

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