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Restraining Orders

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August 10, 2023

How much does it cost to get a protective order? Do I need a lawyer?

There is no fee to file for a protective order or to have the order served upon the defendant/abuser.1 You don’t need a lawyer, but in some cases it may be to your advantage to seek legal counsel.  To find a local program or organization in your area, please visit our NH Advocates and Shelters page. 

If you are going to be in court without a lawyer, our Preparing for Court – By Yourself section may be useful to you.

1 N.H. Rev. Stat. § 173-B:(III)