You might be the victim of violence, worried about your safety, or trying to protect your family from a dangerous situation. There is no excuse for violence, ever. Whatever your circumstances are , you should speak with an experienced attorney. Contact a family law attorney at The Law Office of Hans R. Hailey.
Restraining Order Laws
All states, including Massachusetts, have a form of domestic violence abuse prevention restraining order. Generally, these restraining order laws can:
- Prohibit the abuser from contacting, attacking, telephoning or having a 3rd party contact the victim;
- Order the abuser to vacate a shared residence;
- Order the abuser to stay a specified distance away from the victim's workplace and residence;
- Order the victim to have custody of any minor children subject to subsequent proceedings in a court of appropriate jurisdiction; and
- Order the abuser to surrender all firearms to the police.
When you have been the victim of violence, a temporary restraining order can help to prevent future abuse.
Contact a Family Law Attorney to Fight for Your Safety
To obtain a temporary domestic relations restraining order, the applicant must show—by affidavit and testimony—that the abuser:
- has caused, is causing, or is attempting to cause physical harm to the plaintiff; or
- is placing the plaintiff in fear if imminent physical harm; or
- is causing the plaintiff to engage involuntarily in sexual relations by force, threat or duress.
A family law attorney from The Law Office of Hans R. Hailey can help you gather the right documentation for your case.
If you are concerned that you may be in danger, it may help to know that abuse prevention temporary restraining orders are available at all times of the day or night. Abuse doesn't pay attention to courthouse hours. During the day, a court can issue the order. After the courthouse doors close, judges are on call and can issue the order—all you need to do is call the police.
Contact us today to secure the safety of your family.