A restraining order in Massachusetts is a civil order that can protect you from
family or household member who is or has abused you. This order can be issued on an emergency basis and extended from that
point on. You may feel you need a lawyer to help you plan for your safety, and who can assist you in obtaining a restraining
If you are in a situation where you would like to seek a restraining order against someone,
but are unable to pay a lawyer based on your income, please contact us. There are many domestic violence organizations, including legal service providers in the Greater Boston Area, who have the
capacity to help you. We will do our best to provide you with information for these organizations.