MA Courts with Jurisdiction over Harassment Prevention Order
Massachusetts harassment prevention orders are governed by Mass General Laws chapter 258E. All Massachusetts district courts and the Boston Municipal Court can order a harassment prevention order. The Massachusetts juvenile court can order a harassment prevention order if both parties are under the age of 17. All Massachusetts superior courts have jurisdiction over harassment prevention orders.
MA Harassment Prevention Order requirements:
Massachusetts harassment orders can be issued to prevent the plaintiff from harassment. The standard to issue a MA harassment order is that there needs to be substantial likelihood of immediate danger of harassment.