Domestic Violence Laws

Are you a victim of domestic violence? Have you or your children suffered harm from a family member? Domestic violence laws in Maryland were created to support victims like you through this difficult time and ensure your utmost safety as you seek independence and begin the next chapter of your life.

At Andalman & Flynn, each domestic violence attorney on our legal team understands that these issues can be very sensitive and personal. We have extensive knowledge of the process of obtaining a protective order and will work as efficiently as possible to ensure your protection. We’ll also make sure any custody and visitation issues are taken care of so you won’t have to worry about any future interaction with your abuser.

Domestic violence claims require immediate attention to protect you and your loved ones from physical and emotional harm. Take action today—contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced domestic violence attorney in the Montgomery County, MD area.

Protective Orders

A protective order can protect you from domestic violence in the form of physical harm, the imminent danger of serious physical harm, and certain criminal offenses. It is designed to help victims with certain special relationships, including the:

  • Spouse or former spouse of the abuser
  • Partner of the abuser, 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

For more information regarding the process of obtaining protective orders in Maryland or the difference between a protective order and a peace order, view our FAQs.

Maryland Domestic Violence Attorney

If you or a loved one is suffering from abuse, don’t wait to get the help you deserve. At Andalman & Flynn, we can connect you with an experienced domestic violence attorney in Maryland that can assist you in obtaining a protective order to keep you, and any children you may have, safe.

Should you need immediate assistance when our Silver Spring office is closed, note that there are other options for after-hours assistance to ensure your safety before you are able to file a more permanent protective order. After 5:30 p.m., on weeknights, weekends, and holidays, victims of domestic abuse can contact the District Court Commissioners for assistance obtaining a temporary protective order. Once our office is open the following business day, a domestic violence attorney on our legal team can then assist you in obtaining more permanent protection.

Keep yourself, and your family, safe from the relationships that have caused you so much harm in the past. Contact us today and a domestic violence lawyer at Andalman & Flynn will provide you with the support you need during this time.

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