How is an Anti-Harassment Order obtained?

Can be obtained in District Court. Person files a petition which involves filling out paperwork. After reviewing your petition, the court may grant or deny a temporary emergency order effective up to 14 days. The other party is served with the petition, notice of hearing and temporary order. A hearing is held within 14 days at which time the court may deny or grant an order effective for up to one year.

Note: if the respondent is a minor, then the petition needs to be filed in Superior Court.

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3. How is an Anti-Harassment Order obtained?
4. What is the cost for an Anti-Harassment Order?
5. What happens if an Anti-Harassment Order is knowingly violated?