Legal Information: Massachusetts

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
October 24, 2018

Can I get someone to help me? Do I need a lawyer?

You do not need a lawyer to get your abuse prevention order enforced in another state.

However, you may want to get help from a local domestic violence advocate or attorney in the state that you move to. A domestic violence advocate can let you know what the pros and cons are for registering your order, and help you through the process if you decide to do so.

To find a domestic violence advocate or an attorney in the state you are moving to, go to the Places that Help tab on the top of this page and choose the state you are moving to. See Finding a Lawyer or Advocates and Shelters for resources in your area.