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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
January 30, 2019

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.