Category Archives: Restraining Orders

COVID-19 Restraining Order Laws in Massachusetts

August 19, 2020

How Has COVID-19 Affected Restraining Orders in Massachusetts? In Massachusetts, there are two different types of restraining orders that a person can request from a court. The first is called an Abuse Prevention Order, governed by G.L.c. 209A. The second one is called a Harassment Prevention Order, which is governed by G.L.c. 258E. An experienced […]

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209A Hearings

March 17, 2020

Massachusetts has a comprehensive set of laws, known as Chapter 209A, meant to protect its citizens from domestic abuse through the use of restraining orders. If you wish to file a restraining order against a family or household member, or if you have been served with a notice of a 209A hearing against you, it […]

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