Domestic Violence Attorneys in Rockville
Providing Compassionate Legal Representation
When many of us think of domestic violence, we tend to assume it involves physical violence between spouses. However, Maryland law has a broad definition of domestic violence, which may involve family or other household members. At Fait & DiLima, LLP in Rockville, our family law attorneys can assist you with your domestic violence case, so you can obtain the protection order you need to keep your family safe. You can rely on us to provide the compassionate and experienced legal representation you need during this difficult time.
Call our Rockville law office today at (301) 888-6384 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our domestic violence attorneys to discuss the details of your case.
What Does Maryland Consider Domestic Violence?
In Maryland, domestic violence or abuse can occur between spouses, family or other members of the household.
Below are some of the individuals that fall under this category:
- A former or current spouse
- Individuals who are related by marriage, blood, or through adoption
- A cohabitant
- A parent, child, stepparent, or a stepchild
- Individuals who have a child in common
- A vulnerable adult
Below are some examples of domestic violence under Maryland law:
- Rape, sexual assault, or attempted rape
- Any act that causes severe bodily harm
- Physical assault
- Any act that causes a person to fear imminent bodily harm
- False imprisonment, such as kidnapping or preventing a person from leaving his or her home
Additionally, Maryland treats repeat offenses as felonies or misdemeanors, depending on the crime, the punishment for which can vary based on the severity of the incident. Victims of domestic abuse may seek safety by petitioning the court for a protection order or peace order. If you and the abuser are former or current spouses, related by blood, or lived together in an intimate relationship for at least 90 days within the past year, you can petition the court for a protection order. However, if you have not lived together in an intimate relationship for 90 days within the past year, you can still petition the court for a peace order. At Fait & DiLima, LLP, we can assist you with either of these processes.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Experienced Domestic Abuse Team Today!
Domestic violence is a terrible situation to find yourself in and it is crucial to seek legal representation as soon as possible to protect yourself and your family from the threat of violence. At Fait & DiLima, LLP in Rockville, our attorneys understand the difficulties families face under such frightening and overwhelming circumstances and will fight diligently on your behalf to secure the protection you need to feel safe and secure. You should not have to go through this situation on your own, especially when our team is here to give you the support you need to overcome it.
Contact our law office today at (301) 888-6384 to set up a consultation with one of our trusted family law attorneys.
Dorothy R. Fait & Marjorie G. DiLima are Published Authors of Divorce In Maryland: The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect (2017)
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