The Abuse of Restraining Orders to Gain an Advantage in Child Custody Proceedings

By Attorney Christine Sullivan The husband and wife both love their children and spend as much time with their children as possible. There has never been any physical or mental abuse in the marriage, but the marriage simply isn’t working. After a stressful weekend of arguing, the husband tells the wife that he wants a […]

Massachusetts’ 209A Restraining Order Law Should Go

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   November, 2011 The Fatherhood coalition of Massachusetts is trying to get signatures to place a measure on the ballot to abolish the state’s restraining order law often referred to as “209A.” (see story page 17) The proponents of this ballot initiative say that the law destroys families and discriminates against men, not to mention the fact […]