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Legal Information: Connecticut
Updated: November 2, 2019
How much does it cost? Do I need a lawyer?
Nothing. There is no cost to file for a restraining order.
You do not need a lawyer to file for a restraining order. However, you may wish to have a lawyer, especially if the abuser has a lawyer. If you can, contact a lawyer to make sure that your legal rights are protected. If you cannot afford a lawyer but want one to help you with your case, you can find information on legal assistance on the CT Finding a Lawyer page.
If you are going to be in court without a lawyer, our Preparing for Court – By Yourself section may be useful to you.
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