Do I need a lawyer to file for a protection from harassment order?
You do not need a lawyer to file for a protection from harassment order. However, you may wish to have a lawyer, especially if the harasser has a lawyer or if there are complicated issues in your case. If you can, contact a lawyer to make sure that your legal rights are protected.
If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may be able to find free or low-cost legal help on the ME 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.