If you believe you are in immediate danger of domestic violence, call 911 right away. Then contact a Rockville divorce lawyer from our firm. If you are a victim of domestic violence, it is a fact that the danger can escalate into extreme violence, and you must protect yourself and your children. Our legal counsel can move forward at once to get a Temporary Protective Order, valid for seven days (or initially two business days if obtained after hours or on the weekend). Before those seven days have expired, you will have your final hearing, as domestic violence cases are addressed carefully in Maryland's courts.
Whether you are a victim of domestic violence or have been falsely accused, it is vital you have an attorney fighting for your rights at this hearing. The judge will determine whether to grant a final Protective Order, prohibiting the alleged abuser from contacting the other party. He may order the accused out of the family home and issue orders regarding child custody, visitation and family maintenance.
With 35 years of trial experience, The Gardner Law Firm, P.C. has the trial experience and depth of understanding of the law that allows us to act aggressively on behalf of our clients. We care about helping you and your family, understand the gravity of threats of violence and take the necessary legal actions without delay. Domestic violence cases can greatly affect matters of child custody, visitation, child support, property division and spousal support and we can determine a how to best approach these serious issues as they relate to divorce. Your case will be addressed with discretion and confidentiality.
If you have suffered from or have been accused of domestic abuse, contact a Rockville domestic violence lawyer.