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November 10, 2020

What acts of abuse would qualify me for a peace order?

You can file for a peace order if one or more of the following acts has happened within 30 days before you file for the order:

Note: You can file in Maryland if one of the above acts happened in Maryland or if you live in Maryland but the act(s) happened in another state.2

1 MD Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 3-1503(a)(1)
1 MD Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 3-1503(a)(2)