Translated People’s Law Library Pages
- Abuse and Neglect Of Elderly Persons
Under Maryland law any health practitioner, police officer, or human service worker who has reason to believe that a vulnerable adult is in danger is required to report that fact to the local department of social services.
- Can I sue my husband or wife? Interspousal Immunity in Maryland
In Maryland, as in most states, a person can sue his or her spouse. This includes a lawsuit for breach of contract or a tort action
- Comparing Protective and Peace Orders
This article provides an overview of how the Peace Order and Protective Order differ from one another.
- Domestic Violence Federal Crimes
Certain Federal laws target domestic violence offenders. Below are crimes related directly related to domestic vioence.
- Filing Criminal Charges
This article describes the options for criminal charges a victim may wish to pursue against an abuser.
- Finding a Safe Place to Go
This article describes things to consider when leaving an abusive situation.
- Peace Orders
The Peace Order is a form of legal protection for anyone who is experiencing problems with an individual, including someone in a dating relationship, a neighbor, a stranger, or anyone else.
- Protective Orders
There is a two or three-step process that you must follow to get a domestic violence Protection Order against your abuser.
- Safety Plan (House of Ruth)
A plan to help you stay safe in case of domestic violence.
- Safety Tips (House of Ruth)
Tips for staying safe in explosive situations, when separating, in public places.
- Peace Order (Maryland District Court)
Form of relief available to people who are threatened with violence by an intimate partner. A Peace Order application may be downloaded electronically.
- Protective Order (Maryland District Court)
Form of relief available to individuals who are experiencing abuse. A Peace Order application may be downloaded electronically.
- Battered: What Can I do? (PDF) (Women's Law Center)
A guide to legal aspects of domestic violence including protective orders, criminal and civil suits, custody, divorce and other issues. This brochure is also available in Spanish.