Legal Information: Massachusetts

Restraining Orders

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October 24, 2018

Can I get an abuse prevention order against a same-sex partner?

In Massachusetts, you may apply for an abuse prevention order against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Am I eligible for an abuse prevention order? You must also be the victim of an act of abuse, which is explained in What is the legal definition of abuse in Massachusetts?