SJC holds that abuse prevention orders do not apply in group home settings

209A, abuse, abuse prevention order, group home, handicap people, intimate relationship, Restraining Orders

In Silva v. Carmel, the SJC held that an abuse prevention order, more commonly known as a restraining order, does not apply in a group home setting. Looking at the strict elements of the statute, because they were not family members or in an intimate relationship, the protection of the restraining order would not apply. […]

Restraining Orders 101: Part 2

Domestic Violence, Restraining Orders

This is part two of Restraining Orders 101 and details the process for seeking a restraining order once it is deemed to be the right course of action. The Process: Once you have determined that getting a restraining order is the right step to take, it’s important to understand the process. The first step is […]

Restraining Orders 101: Part 1

Restraining Orders

This is a two part series about the Restraining Order process in Massachusetts. Part 1 will give information if you are considering requesting a restraining order while Part 2 will detail the process of obtaining the protective order. Restraining Orders 101 If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic violence, a restraining order may […]

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