Being served with a restraining order can be distressing, emotional, and confusing. A restraining order, or 209A protection order, can have an immediate impact on your daily life and it should not be taken lightly. Regardless of the circumstances, anyone served in Massachusetts should know his or her rights and also what may be expected after an order has been served. Attorney Lance Sobelman is a defense attorney who has the understanding, compassion, and knowledge of the law necessary to help you deal with the aftermath of being served with a restraining order.
For an order to be served there must be a significant relationship between the parties involved. This may include being married, sharing a household, sharing a child, dating, related by blood or marriage, or having some other relationship deemed legally significant.
If you have been served with a restraining order, you are required to leave the shared household, surrender firearms, and stay away from the person who filed the order. This means you can’t go to the home, school, or workplace of that person or the kids you may share. You may also be ordered to pay support for a family you had to move away from, along with continuing to pay utilities, rent, or mortgage. This can be a huge financial and emotional strain on anyone.
Call the Law Office of Russell C Sobelman if you live in the Lynn, Salem, Saugus, Woburn, Chelsea, Lowell and Lawrence areas of MA for help.