Protective Orders & Peace Orders
Hand-in-hand with our Family Law & Domestic Litigation services is that of our Protective Orders & Peace Orders. According to http://mdcourts.gov, “Peace and Protective Orders are civil orders issued by a judge that order one person to refrain from committing certain acts against others”. It is not uncommon to confront this issue in a divorce proceeding or other Family Law provision. Certainly, Protective Orders & Peace Orders can also be required for cases that do not involve family members.
Protective Orders, also referred to as Restraining Orders, are court orders that instruct an individual (who is usually related to the Petitioner) to desist from certain behaviors, such as abuse or harassment, for a specific period of time.
Protective Orders can be petitioned against:
- Domestic Violence & Abuse
- Family Members
A Peace Order is a court order that offers protection to certain classes of person who are not eligible to petition for a protective order. Specifically, Peace Orders are usually petitioned against individuals that are not family members or related in any way.
If you feel your safety and well being is jeopardized by an individual, whether a stranger or relative, give The Law Offices of James Gahring Gault a call today to discuss your options for a Protective or Peace Order.