Divorce is never an easy period of time, but it is even more difficult and emotionally traumatic when threats or abuse are involved. In some cases, one spouse needs protective orders during the divorce. A skilled family law attorney can help protect you and your children if you are in this situation.
Victims of threats or abuse in Maryland are also able to seek peace orders. These orders protect individuals from people that are not related to them, while protective orders only protect against certain groups of people such as spouses, family or romantic partners. Ask a lawyer if you are eligible for protective orders or peace orders and how to start the process.
Protective orders and peace orders grant legal protection from many types of actions, including:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual assault/harassment
- Threats of abuse or assault
- Moving your children to another location
While orders can only deter these incidents from happening, they carry heavy consequences if the other party violates the terms.
At Haskell & Zimmerman, you are important to us. We want you to feel safe and secure, no matter what situation you are in. If you are going through a divorce and have issues or concerns with your spouse’s actions, we can help protect you during the process. If you are facing threats or harassment from a friend, acquaintance or stranger, we will work to obtain peace orders for you.