Legal Information: Maryland

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
May 12, 2022

Can I get someone to help me? Do I need a lawyer?

You do not need a lawyer to get your protective order enforced in another state.  However, you may want to get help from a local domestic violence advocate or attorney in the state that you move to if you want to get help on deciding whether or not to register your order.  To find a domestic violence advocate or an attorney in the state you are moving to, select your state from the Places that Help tab on the top of this page. 

If you are going to be in court without a lawyer, our Preparing for Court – By Yourself section may be useful to you.

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