Divorce, Custody and Family Law
Protection from Abuse and Domestic Violence in Maryland
Domestic violence and abuse are very sensitive and personal issues; they also require immediate action to protect yourself, your children, and loved ones from further harm, both physical and emotional.
The attorneys at Andalman & Flynn are very experienced in protecting victims of domestic violence and abuse by obtaining and enforcing Protective Orders and Peace Orders. Contact the attorneys of Andalman & Flynn by calling us immediately at 301-563-6685 for a consultation and assistance seeking orders of protection from domestic violence and abuse.
If you are the victim of domestic violence and it is either after 5:30 p.m. on weeknights, the weekend, or a holiday, please contact the District Court Commissioners for assistance with obtaining an Interim Protective or Peace Order for protection from domestic violence or abuse. Then, contact us on the first business day after obtaining your Interim Protective or Peace Order for further assistance.
Domestic Violence Laws in Maryland
At Andalman & Flynn, we have extensive knowledge of domestic violence laws in the Maryland area and are dedicated to providing you with the support you need through these difficult times. Our attorneys can help provide you with protection from abuse by obtaining and enforcing Protective Orders and Peace Orders, as needed. Both orders will help protect you with stay away and no contact orders in attempt to stop harmful acts and threats. They differ in that Protective Orders provide further protection that targets the special relationship between the victim and abuser, while Peace Orders can cover certain criminal acts.
More specifically, Protective Orders can include custody and visitation orders, financial support, and use of a family vehicle or home. Protective Orders are available to a victim who is a:
- Spouse or former spouse of the abuser
- Partner of the abuser and who has lived with the abuser for at least 90 days during the last year
- Relative by blood, marriage, or adoption
- Parent, stepparent, child or stepchild of the abuser
- Parent of the abuser’s child
- Persons who are related to a child or vulnerable adult who lives with the abuser
Peace Orders, on the other hand, can protect you from:
- Malicious destruction of personal property
After-Hours Protection from Domestic Abuse in Maryland
If you are the victim of domestic abuse and need immediate assistance when our office is closed, note that there are options for after-hours assistance to ensure your safety before you are able to file a more permanent protective order. If it is after 5:30 p.m. on a weeknight, the weekend, or a holiday, please contact the District Court Commissioners for assistance obtaining an Interim Protective or Peace Order for protection from abuse and violence. Our domestic violence lawyers can then provide further assistance on the first business day after obtaining your Interim Protective or Peace Order.
Are you ready to file for protection from abuse and improve your quality of life? The domestic violence lawyers at Andalman & Flynn understand how important it is to resolve your claim efficiently and will guide you through the process in a compassionate manner. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Maryland attorneys experienced in all aspects of domestic violence laws.