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Restraining Orders in Maryland: The Domestic Violence Protective Order and the Peace Order

In Maryland a “restraining order” refers to a peace order or a protective order. A restraining order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In Maryland, there are several types of restraining orders. If you are dealing with a violent or dangerous spouse, you need

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Civil Protection Orders in the District of Columbia

If you have been abused by a family member, boyfriend, girlfriend, a new or former partner of your current boyfriend or girlfriend or by someone with whom you live or lived with, or someone has stalked you, you may be eligible for a Civil Protection Order or “CPO.” A CPO is designed to protect an

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