If I am under the age of 18, can I file for a restraining order?

Asked over 2 years ago - Fall River, MA

I feel threatened by my brother. He is addicted to heroin and he has a very violent past. He has been arrested for possession and he is being held against his will until mid-July. He does threaten to kill himself many times and I'm scared to be in the same household as him.

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  1. Robert M Granger

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    Answered . Generally a parent or guardian files a petition for an abuse prevention order on behalf of someone who is under 18.

  2. Mo Idlibby

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    Answered . Generally-speaking, at least one of your parents or your legal guardian will need to file on behalf of a minor under the age of 18.

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  3. Henry Lebensbaum

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    Answered . If you are emancipated maybe, but you may need a parent to file.


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