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Maryland Domestic Violence Attorney

Frederick County Petitions for Protection From Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious problem. It can and does occur in almost any setting but is particularly common in situations where an individual or couple is undergoing a stressful time in their lives such as separation or divorce. No one should ever be subject to verbal or physical abuse. If you have experienced abuse from a current or former spouse, or other individual as set forth in the Domestic Violence subtitle of the Family Law Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, an experienced attorney may be able to assist you by helping you obtain the protection you are entitled to from the courts.

When a family member such as a spouse or a child is at risk because of emotional or physical abuse from another family member with whom he or she resides, filing a Petition for Relief from Domestic Violence may not only be necessary but essential to protect one's safety and wellbeing while providing financial support and stability throughout the ordeal. On the other hand, it is equally important to seek out the services of an experienced attorney when a person has been wrongfully accused of committing an act of domestic abuse by their spouse or ex-spouse. The failure to defend one's self could lead to serious consequences including having to move out of the family home for a prolonged period of time, the loss of child custody, and serious financial problems as well. Moreover, the failure to defend against the Petition could result in the court issuing an order that could cause one to forfeit visitation with your child or children on an interim basis and the ability to communicate with family members, including your child or children.

The law firm of  Richard L. Healy, P. C., helps clients by providing competent legal advice as to whether or not to file for a Petition for Domestic Violence. Similarly, Richard L. Healy, P.C., defends individuals who have been accused of committing domestic violence and works hard to protect their rights as well. No one should have to put up with domestic violence. On the other hand, no one should attempt to use the courts to his or her advantage by filing a Petition where it is not legally justified.

Petitions for Protection From Domestic Violence in Gaithersburg

If there is domestic abuse as defined by the statute, a person needs to clearly understand his or her rights to file a Petition for Relief from Domestic Violence. Further, one should know what to expect at the initial hearing regarding the Petition, and the subsequent hearing, should the court grant an interim order. An emergency hearing will likely take place before either a District or Circuit Court Judge who may or may not issue a temporary order. If a temporary petition is granted, a full hearing on the merits will normally be conducted 7 days thereafter. At this hearing, the court will determine whether or not to issue a final protective order and what relief, if any, to incorporate into the order. If you have questions or concerns about filing a Petition for Protection from Domestic Violence, or have been served with an Interim Order and Petition, and need advice, let the law firm of Richard L. Healy, P.C., use its experience and legal knowledge on your behalf. At a free initial consultation, we will discuss your rights and options, as well as what choices you can make to help you and your family.

Contact Attorney Richard L. Healy to Protect Yourself and Your Children

Learn more about domestic violence and protective orders from domestic violence in Maryland by contacting an experienced attorney. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling the law offices of Richard L. Healy, P.C., in Gaithersburg at 301-990-6100 or in Frederick at 301-663-8470.

The law firm of Richard L. Healy, P.C., has offices in Gaithersburg and Frederick, Maryland. Richard L. Healy, P.C., provides legal representation to clients throughout the entire state of Maryland with an emphasis on Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, Montgomery Village, Silver Spring, College Park, Frederick, Damascus, Boyds, Clarksburg, Hyattstown, Hyattsville, Olney, Wheaton, Potomac, Darnestown, North Potomac, Urbana, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Hagerstown, Derwood, Walkersville, Middletown, Mount Airy, Adamstown, Takoma Park, Burtonsville, Sandy Springs, Thurmont, College Park and Westminster, as well as other locations within Montgomery, Prince George's, Frederick and Washington Counties.

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