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Facts You Should Know Before You File A Protective Order in Maryland

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If you have been abused by a family member or someone with whom you are in a romantic relationship, you are eligible to file a Petition for Protective Order against the person responsible for the abuse. While filing the Petition itself may seem straightforward, there are a few things you may not know about the legal process. Learn more about the process here.

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For Protective and Peace Orders, Maryland Law Provides for a Cooling Off Period Between the Parties

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Whether you’re the person filing for a protective order (Petitioner) or the person against whom the Protective Order is filed (Respondent), Maryland law gives the parties a period of up to six months to decide whether to seek a final protective order or to dismiss the case, if they choose to. This window often serves as a golden opportunity for the parties to enter into discussions to attempt to settle some of their outstanding differences. Find out more about this cooling off period in this post.

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Restraining Orders: How to Get a Peace or Protective Order in Maryland

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In Maryland, the process for getting a peace order or protective order from a District Court judge, District Court commissioner, or Circuit Court judge is a relatively easy one. Learn More.

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Little Known Facts about Maryland Protective Orders and Peace Orders Filed Against You

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For some of you, your first involvement with the Maryland court system will occur when you are named as a “Respondent” in a protective order or a peace order. If this happens to you, you may not fully appreciate the many traps you could face. Learn more about what can happen.

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