Legal Information: Maryland

Know the Laws

Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.

Information about protective orders, peace orders and moving in or out of state with an order.

Information about custody in Maryland.

Information about parental kidnapping and emergency custody in Maryland.

Basic information about divorce in Maryland.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Maryland and victim assistance programs.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for the abuser to buy or have a gun.

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.