Maryland Temporary Protective Order

The Temporary Protective Order  for Maryland will contain a date and time (seven days later) on which you and the Respondent must appear for an evidentiary hearing to determine if you qualify for a Final Protective Order.

In order to grant a Final Protective Order, the Court must find that you have met your burden by a “preponderance of the evidence.”

This is slightly higher than the “reasonable grounds” standard for granting  an Interim or Temporary Protective Order.