In Maryland, a person may be eligible to obtain a Maryland protective order when the petitioner is abused by a spouse or romantic partner. To protect victims from continued harm, Maryland courts have the power to issue a protective order that can last up to one year to protect the petitioner from the perpetrator. While…

As a parent, you work hard to ensure the safety and well-being of your children. You strive to care for and protect your children from harm.  But when someone close to you harms your child, the fear, anger, and emotional trauma of the experience can leave you and your children feeling defenseless and terrified. In…

There are many ways to lose your job—whether through your own actions on the job or situations out of your control such as downsizing—but you may also potentially jeopardize your job because of allegations, filings, or actions that occur in a domestic proceeding, such as a divorce or a protective order hearing. If you have…

Any legal case can be draining, but if a judge ruled against you after considerable time, stress, and expense, it can be especially difficult. If you believe your Maryland judge is wrong in your case, don’t give up hope! Maryland law provides you with at least four different options that may help you obtain a…

In order to deflect attention away from their own wrongdoing, many abusers will file false criminal charges in Maryland. By filing false criminal charges, the abuser hopes to minimize his or her own abusive behavior. Often, the abuser is desperate to maintain control over the victim and will use the threat of criminal prosecution to…

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