Legal Information: Maryland

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 13, 2017

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)