The abuse prevention law (Chapter 209A) is there to protect you against someone who is abusing you. The abuse prevention law allows you to seek a court order. It is sometimes called a 209A order, an abuse prevention order, a restraining order, or a protective order.
If you're not sure if you're eligible for an abuse prevention order, please see Find out if you're eligible to request an abuse prevention order. See Request an abuse prevention order for more information on filing.
If you're looking for forms for harassment prevention orders, please see Harassment prevention order court forms.
Some of these forms may also be available in other languages.