Areas of Practice

Family Law

Domestic Violence

Criminal Law

Harassment Prevention Orders

If the facts of your case do not rise to the level of a Restraining Order, a Harassment Prevention Order is another measure of protection that may be available to you.

Pursuant to statute, chapter 258E, defines Harassment as (i) 3 or more acts of willful and malicious conduct aimed at a specific person committed with the intent to cause fear, intimidation, abuse or damage to property and that does in fact cause fear intimidation, abuse or damage to property; or (ii) an act that: (A) by force, threat or duress causes another to involuntarily engage in sexual relations; or (B) constitutes a violation of various section 13B, 13F, 13H, 22, 22A, 23, 24, 24B, 26C, 43 or 43A of chapter 265 or section 3 of chapter 272.

Proceedings are filed, heard, and determined in Superior Court or the Boston Municipal Court or the respective divisions of the juvenile or district courts.

If the statutory requirements are met, one of the remedies may include monetary compensation for such harm caused by your spouse or another.