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Legal Information: Massachusetts

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
December 11, 2019

Can I get an abuse prevention order against a minor?

Yes. The section of the law that lists the protections that you can get in an abuse prevention order, such as ordering the abuser not to contact or abuse you, clearly states that they can be ordered “whether the defendant is an adult or minor.”1

1 See M.G.L.A. § 3