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Domestic Violence

Maryland Domestic Violence Lawyer

Rockville Protective Order Lawyers

Handling Domestic Violence Cases in Montgomery County, Maryland

The State of Maryland takes allegations of domestic violence very seriously. If you are suffering from domestic abuse or if you are being accused of abuse, you should hire an attorney to help you handle this delicate issue - even if the Sheriff's deputy or police officer says that you don't need one.

If you believe you are in imminent danger, you should call the police right away. Call 911!

If you need to speak with an attorney about domestic violence, you can call Avery & Upton in Rockville, Maryland, at 301-576-0950 or toll free at 866-919-9723, or you can contact us online .

What is a Protective Order and How Do I Get One?

A victim of domestic violence can get an order for protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in Maryland. During work hours you can go to either the District Court or Circuit Court and obtain an ex parte Temporary Protective Order which is valid for seven days. After hours and on weekends and holidays the District Court Commissioner may issue an Interim Protective Order that is valid for two business days, after which you have a hearing to be granted a Temporary Protective Order.

What Happens After the Temporary Protective Order is Granted?

Allegations of domestic violence set off a fairly rapid legal process: Your case will have its final hearing within one week from the time a Temporary Protective Order is granted. At the hearing, the judge will decide whether to issue a final Protective Order that will make it illegal for the alleged abuser to have contact with the complainant, and if appropriate to the case, put the alleged abuser out of the family home, grant custody of the children, set a visitation schedule with the children, and establish emergency family maintenance.

Domestic Violence Allegations Can Impact Divorce and Custody Cases

Many cases that begin with allegations of domestic violence end up ultimately resolving through divorce or child custody litigation. If one party has been found to have committed assault or abuse, it can have a strong influence on the judge's perception of that party and may affect any decisions made regarding:

  • Marital Property Division
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Spousal Support

To schedule an appointment to speak with a lawyer at Avery & Upton concerning allegations of domestic violence or assault, call us at 301-576-0950 or toll free at 866-919-9723, or just contact our firm online today.

Rockville Family Law Firm Avery & Upton

http://www.averyuptonlaw.com/ 301-762-7644 Avery & Upton is located in Rockville and represents clients in divorce and asset division cases throughout Maryland. Contact our Montgomery County family law attorneys to discuss your case.

Rockville Litigation Attorney | Avery & Upton

http://www.averyuptonlaw.com/ 301-762-7644 Rockville family law attorneys of Avery & Upton are experienced in complex divorce litigation cases. When a family law case needs to be resolved by the Maryland courts, we offer litigation representation.

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Avery & Upton
51 Monroe Street, Suite 701
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-576-0950
Toll Free: 866-919-9723
Fax: 301-762-8539
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