A vacate order may include in its scope a household, a multiple family dwelling and the plaintiff's workplace.When issuing an order to vacate the plaintiff's workplace, the presiding justice must consider whether the plaintiff and defendant work in the same location or for the same employer.The age of consent in Massachusetts is the age at which a person can consent to sex with another person over the age of 21.Massachusetts is one of 8 states with different ages of sexual consent for males and females.The defendant shall not damage any of the plaintiff's belongings or those of any other occupant and shall not shut off or cause to be shut off any utilities or mail delivery to the plaintiff.In the case where the premises designated in the vacate order is a residence, so long as the plaintiff is living at said residence, the defendant shall not interfere in any way with the plaintiff's right to possess such residence, except by order or judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to appropriate civil eviction proceedings, a petition to partition real estate, or a proceeding to divide marital property.
Under Massachusetts state laws, the standard for the age of consent is even higher when one partner maintains a position of power over the other partner, such as an employer, a teacher, or a member of the clergy.
In such cases the age of consent may be 18 and in some instances 21 years old.
''Protection order issued by another jurisdiction'', any injunction or other order issued by a court of another state, territory or possession of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia, or tribal court that is issued for the purpose of preventing violent or threatening acts or harassment against, or contact or communication with or physical proximity to another person, including temporary and final orders issued by civil and criminal courts filed by or on behalf of a person seeking protection.
''Vacate order'', court order to leave and remain away from a premises and surrendering forthwith any keys to said premises to the plaintiff.
As used in this chapter the following words shall have the following meanings: ''Abuse'', the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between family or household members: (a) attempting to cause or causing physical harm; (b) placing another in fear of imminent serious physical harm; (c) causing another to engage involuntarily in sexual relations by force, threat or duress.
''Court'', the superior, probate and family, district or Boston municipal court departments of the trial court, except when the petitioner is in a dating relationship when ''Court'' shall mean district, probate, or Boston municipal courts.