New Domestic Violence Law Amendment Provides Protections for Pets

If signed into law by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, House Bill 407 will amend sections of the Family Law Article related to the issuance of protective orders to authorize a District Court Commissioner, when issuing an interim protective order, or a court, when issuing a temporary or final protective order, to award temporary possession of any pet of a person eligible for relief or a respondent.

This amendment will provide much needed protection for pets that may become prime targets for the anger, violence, and desires for revenge that unfortunately often accompany situations were domestic related violence is present

As always, we here at Delaney & Keffler, LLC will take the time to fully explain this matter in detail with regards to your case.  Contact us today at 410-535-3476 (FIRM) or for a free consultation.

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