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Legal Information: Maryland
What protections can I get in a peace order?
Interim, temporary and final peace orders can order the respondent to:
- stop committing or threatening to commit an act of abuse against you;
- stop contacting, attempting to contact, or harassing you; and
- stay away from your home, place of employment, school, or temporary residence.1
Additionally, only a final peace order can order:
- you or the respondent to participate in professionally supervised counseling ;
- you and the respondent to go to mediation if you both agree to it; and
- you or the respondent to pay the filing fees and costs of the proceeding.2
1 MD Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc. §§ 3-1503.1(c)(2); 3-1504(a)(2); 3-1505(d)(1)
2 MD Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 3-1505(d)(1)
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