Domestic Violence and Protection Order

Obtaining a Protective Order in Maryland

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can seek a Temporary Protective Order based on your testimony alone. A Temporary Protective Order can be obtained from a District Court, a Commissioner’s Office, and in some circumstances from a Circuit Court. If a Temporary Protective Order is granted it will remain in effect for one week; you must have the other party served with the Protective Order during this time period. The Court that issued the Temporary Protective Order will hold a Final Protective Order Hearing, where both party’s are heard, generally one week from the date the Temporary Protective Order was issued. If the Court determines by a preponderance of evidence that the alleged abuse took place then a Final Protective Order will be entered for a period of up to one year.

A Protective Order can require that an abuser: stop threatening or committing abuse, stay away from the victim’s home, work or school, and/or have no contact with the victim(s). In some cases a Protective Order may also: give temporary use and possession of a home to the victim, award temporary custody of children, award temporary financial support, require the abuser to surrender all firearms, award temporary possession of any pet(s), and any other reasonable relief that the Judge determines is necessary to protect the victim from abuse.

Obtaining a Protective Order is often a very emotional and difficult time for all involved. It is important to seek out knowledgeable counsel to protect yourself and your family. The Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay provides skilled an compassionate representation to assist victims of abuse in securing protection for themselves and their families.

Wrongfully Accused

Unfortunately some individuals may seek Protective Orders under false pretenses as a way to gain leverage in a divorce or child custody matter, or as a way to remove a spouse from a shared home. If you are falsely accused of domestic violence, having competent representation can mean the difference between being vindicated and being wrongfully ordered to leave your home or stay away from your children. At the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay our attorneys will fight false claims to keep your reputation intact.

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We offer a free consultation to discuss your family law issue. To talk with a family lawyer by phone or at our offices, call 410-964-9622 for our Columbia office or 410-268-2448 for our Annapolis, Maryland office, or fill out our contact form.

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Sarah Hemmer
Sarah Hemmer
19:27 22 May 18
I worked with Alicia and she was always quick, attentive and clear in her communication. I have also consulted with her on going and she continues to provide the same service for additional family matters.
Nii Oryee
Nii Oryee
21:01 01 May 18
My experience with the Law Offices of Corrie Boulay was excellent. I am a non-US citizen faced with an extremely complex case in Maryland Courts. Ms. Corrie Boulay and Ms. Alicia Smollon and their team delivered fantastic service for me with excellent outcomes on two different occasions.They were very compassionate, responsive to my case and their fees were very reasonable. First-class Law Firm, excellent, skilled and compassionate lawyering.I was very lucky to have them representing me.Dr. J.ACanada
Deborah Marshall
Deborah Marshall
13:42 29 Dec 17
Alicia was a delight to work with and helped us through every step of the adoption process. Would highly recommend!
Pat Mitchell
Pat Mitchell
19:01 27 Dec 17
If it wasn’t bad enough to have to hire a divorce lawyer, the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, LLC, came to my rescue. I was, and still am, very impressed with my attorney, Alicia Smollon. Her skills and knowledge regarding the handling of my divorce was extraordinaire. She’s attentive, professional and has a way of making you feel more at ease when discussing sensitive issues. She has been responsive to my emails, as well as all my concerns.
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Caryn K
21:13 26 Dec 17
Alicia Smollon did a great job helping us with adoption finalization. She was sensitive to our need to complete the process within a certain timeline, and everything went smoothly.
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Erica Dellinger
21:28 18 Dec 17
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Christine Wilson
16:36 06 Sep 17
This is the second time I have used this Law Firm and both experiences were great! Very knowledgeable about Family Law and very professional during negotiations. This is the kind of firm you want to represent you!
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