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Massachusetts Restraining Order Attorneys

Specializing in Restraining Orders & Abuse Prevention Orders

Few societal problems are as complex as domestic violence. Physical and emotional abuse that occurs behind closed doors between spouses and partners poses special problems for police and courts, who must grapple with issues such as battered woman’s syndrome and the potential for false allegations that cut both in a typical restraining order case. Studies show domestic abuse is a chronic problem that affects spouses and partners across socioeconomic lines.

For an abused person, often the only escape is to pursue a restraining order that limits contact. At the same time, every year, thousands of people are falsely accused of abuse, resulting in the filing of a 209A restraining order (also known as an abuse prevention order). These orders can be obtained under false pretenses for the purposes of gaining leverage in a divorce, custody, or alimony dispute.

Litigating Restraining Orders for More Than 20 Years

For over 20 years, the Massachusetts lawyers of Lynch & Owens have represented hundreds of clients defending and obtaining 209A restraining orders across Massachusetts.

Our lawyers are experienced in:

  • Restraining order practice in District and Probate and Family Courts
  • Defending and obtaining 209a Restraining Orders
  • Domestic violence-affected divorce and custody cases
  • Fighting for parents and their children

Affordable Representation at 209A Hearings

Because the issuance of a 209A restraining order is generally decided in a single hearing, we can offer affordable representation to clients who are seeking to defend or obtain a 209A restraining order in a single hearing. Our initial retainer for representing clients in a hearing to obtain a 209A abuse prevention order is $3,500.00.

One-Hour Consultation: (781) 253-2049

If you are seeking a restraining order lawyer, call us today. A Massachusetts attorney from our office will consult with you and evaluate your potential claim after you call to schedule a one-hour consultation.

What Clients Have to Say

Our solid reputation for legal excellence in the northern Plymouth County area runs more than 20 years deep. Our testimonials from past clients alone prove that our firm is a force to be reckoned with both inside and outside of the courtroom. Read their reviews to see for yourself.
  • “I have found Attorney Owens to be open, receptive, communicative, respectful and willing to partner in a team effort to achieve what is fair and deserved”


  • “Her knowledge and experience, coupled with her no-nonsense approach to client protection and upholding the law, made a stressful and trying situation much easier to understand and navigate through.”

    Susan D.

  • “Everyone I dealt with from their administrative staff to their newly hired attorneys were professional, patient and kind.”


  • “Nicole Levy is an exceptional attorney. She is highly ethical, effective, and level-headed.”

    Former Client

  • “The attorneys at Lynch & Owens are fabulous. Very professional.”

    Allison V.

  • “Kim was exceptional to work with and I've referred anyone else from my area to her as well”


  • “She was prompt with responses, experienced with future issues that were avoided because of her expertise. I feel more confident knowing I have her on my side.”

    Megan C.

  • “Amazing professional and to the point. She's also a wonderful person and easy to talk to”


  • “If I sound like a fan, it is because I am. "Integrity" is the word that always comes to mind when I think of dealing with him.”


  • “James has proven himself to be both knowledgeable and diligent. I would recommend Jim and his Law Firm to anyone”

    Former Client

  • “Attorney Levy made my divorce as painless as possible. She's fantastic.”

    Former Client

  • “Jim and his staff treated me wonderfully; they were patient and supportive during a very difficult time in my life.”

    Former Client

  • “Attorney Owens represented me in a modification of my divorce agreement. I was very happy with his work.”

    Former Client

  • “His knowledge and understanding of the law and his clarity of thought were a supreme comfort to me”


  • “Jason is on top of his work immediately when it has to be done. He is a great person and is very trustworthy.”

    Former Client