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Are there advantages to seeking a protective order?

A protective order is a type of civil order. It is put into place to tell someone who has abused another person or threatened to do so to stay away from the victim or any member of the victim's household. The protective order prohibits the alleged abuser from contacting the victim or anyone in the victim's household and prevents them from destroying any property belonging to the victim. Additionally, the accused may not enter the victim's home.

When is it appropriate to get a restraining order?

When family conflicts get out of hand, you may find that you want to stay away from your ex-partner for a certain amount of time. If you have communicated this to them but they have continued to call you, visit your home or even threaten you, you should consider taking action to protect yourself.

Get a protective order if you're concerned for your safety

Protective orders can be exactly what you need to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. When you're in danger due to your former or current spouse's actions, threats or the threat of harm to others, you have the right to reach out to the police and your attorney for help.

Maryland woman who got, dismissed protective order fatally shot

A Maryland woman who police say was fatally shot by her husband had filed and then requested dismissal of a protective order against him more than a year ago. Baltimore County police officers found the 51-year-old man outside of the woman's Dundalk home on the evening of March 5 holding a revolver. After dropping the gun, he told them, "She's dead in the back room." Police found her in a bedroom, shot in the head.

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