Should I get a protective order

If you feel you or your children are in danger, then yes, get a protective order. There is no cost to getting a protective order and you don’t need a lawyer. (but it’s better if you do have a lawyer to protect your interests). In Maryland, you will apply for a temporary protective order (PO) and a week later the court will determine if you qualify for a  PO.  Your spouse will be kept separate from you both in the court and as you leave the court.

A judge can require your spouse to leave the house or apartment and can award monetary supp