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Legal Information: New Mexico

Restraining Orders

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February 28, 2020

Do I need an attorney?

No, you do not need an attorney to file for a protection order. However, it may be in your interest to hire an attorney if your abuser is represented by one.  A domestic abuse organization in your area may be able to refer you to an attorney or legal aid service who will take your case for free.  Go to our NM Finding a Lawyer page to find help in your area.