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Q: I am the appellee, pro se, in a Maryland district court Peace Order Case Appeal. The appeallant, is opposing lawyer in

Family law case we are both party to(I am the Plaintiff). I never received notice of his appeal, and I question the validity of him being given a de novo hearing since no criminal charges were sought or filed. Anyone that can help me? I was going to attempt pro se litigation, but the more I research , the more impossible it appears. Thanks for any input.

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Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
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  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Deltona, FL

A: Whenever you need legal advice, you have to set an appointment with an attorney who handles that type of case.

Jason Ostendorf
Jason Ostendorf
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  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Owings Mills, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Thank you for your appellate law question. Appeals from a peace order compromise a unique form of appellate review. Based on the information provided, you may have several options. If you act quickly within applicable deadlines, there may be grounds to move to dismiss the appeal for improper service. Alternatively, since the appeal appears to be de novo, you may be able to strengthen your case by providing additional evidence. As with any appeal, you should promptly contact an experienced appellate attorney.

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