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New 209A Guidelines and Forms Help You Be Physically and Financially Safe

New and revised Chapter 209A Abuse Prevention Guidelines went into effect in September, 2011.  The new Guidelines refer to new 209A forms.  The effective date of the new forms is January 17, 2012.

The Trial Court issued these Guidelines to help judges and court staff deal with the many complex issues that come up in 209A cases.  The Trial Court issued the Guidelines to promote safety and fairness.

The 2011 Guidelines and forms have new and revised sections that can help you be physically and financially safe.

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Last Updated January 2012