When you file a Complaint for a 209A Restraining Order 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.
To ask for a 209A order to protect your child, you need to show the judge why your child needs protection. Write all the reasons your child needs protection in the 209A.