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Restraining Orders

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September 28, 2017

What is a protection from harassment order?

A protection from harassment order is a civil court order that protects you from a harasser.  You do not need a special relationship with the harasser who may be a relative, neighbor, or co-worker.  For more information about how a protection from harassment order may be able to help you, please see How can a protection from harassment order help me?

The Maine Courts website has a guide called “A Guide to Protection from Abuse and Harassment Actions,” which may be helpful to read through.

In addition to (or instead of) filing for an order, if you are being harassed because of your race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation, you can contact the Maine Attorney General's office at (207) 626-8800 ext. 4 to make a complaint under the Maine Civil Rights Act.