Protective and Peace Orders
Domestic violence proceedings, otherwise known as protective orders, can have a major impact upon a family dynamic, and consequently, often significantly influence the outcome of domestic proceedings. Maryland law provides District and Circuit Court judges with significant authority to protect an individual from abuse, including, but not limited to stay-away orders, temporary custody of minor children and pets, emergency family maintenance, use and possession of homes and vehicles.
Domestic violence proceedings proceed at a rapid pace compared to other types of litigation, especially domestic proceedings, and can result in a protective order in effect for a year or more. Given the effect and duration these proceedings can have on the family dynamic, understanding the nature and potential outcomes is critical.
Many assume that protective order and peace order proceedings are interchangeable, but they are not. Under Maryland law, only certain individuals, typically family members, are eligible for a protective order. Alternatively, only certain individuals are eligible for peace orders.
Annapolis Domestic Violence Lawyers at Oliveri & Larsen Work for Maryland Families
If you have a dispute you are unable to resolve, our Annapolis domestic violence lawyers at Oliveri & Larsen can help you resolve the matter. Call 410-295-3000 or contact us online today to schedule your initial appointment. Strategically located in Annapolis, Maryland, we serve clients throughout Maryland, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Calvert County, Hartford County, Howard County, Ocean City, Queen Anne’s County, St. Mary’s County, Worcester County, and the upper and lower Eastern Shores of Maryland.