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  • PART II REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS
  • TITLE III DOMESTIC RELATIONS
  • CHAPTER 209A ABUSE PREVENTION

Section 1 - Definitions

Section 2 - Venue

Section 3 - Remedies; period of relief

Section 3A - Nature of proceedings and availability of other criminal proceedings; information required to be given to complainant upon filing

Section 3B - Order for suspension and surrender of firearms license; surrender of firearms; petition for review; hearing

Section 3C - Continuation or modification of order for surrender or suspension

Section 4 - Temporary orders; notice; hearing

Section 5 - Granting of relief when court closed; certification

Section 5A - Protection order issued by another jurisdiction; enforcement; filing; presumption of validity

Section 6 - Powers of police

Section 7 - Abuse prevention orders; domestic violence record search; service of order; enforcement; violations

Section 8 - Confidentiality of records

Section 9 - Form of complaint; promulgation

Section 10 - Assessments against persons referred to certified batterers’ treatment program as condition of probation

Section 11 - Possession, care and control of domesticated animal owned by persons involved in certain protective orders; notice to law enforcement upon finding of imminent threat to household member or animal