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How can a 209A protect my child?

When you file a 209A complaint you can ask for orders to protect your child.

You can ask the court to:

  • give you custody of your child,
  • order the defendant not to have contact with your child,
  • order the defendant to stay away from your child’s school and daycare, and
  • in the Probate and Family Court only, order supervised visitation.

See a sample 209A Complaint that asks the judge to protect your child.

To ask for a 209A order to protect your child, you need to show the judge why your child needs protection. Use the 209A Affidavit to show the judge why your child needs protection.

Produced by Attorney Jeff Wolf for MassLegalHelp
Last Updated January 2017

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