Protection From Abuse
A Pennsylvania Court can issue a Protection From Abuse (PFA) Order if a person has been physically abused or put in fear of physical abuse by a spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, or a household member. A PFA Order is a powerful tool in preventing domestic violence; however, a wrongfully filed PFA can have severe and unjust consequences, such as separation from children, eviction, and forfeiture of firearms.
If you have been the victim actual or threatened domestic violence, I will:
- Help you file an emergency or temporary PFA petition to keep your abuser away immediately
- Have the abuser removed from your home
- Help you obtain a PFA “stay away” order that will prohibit your abuser from contacting you in any way for up to three years
- Help you obtain temporary custody of your children
If a PFA case has been wrongfully filed against you, I will:
- Represent your interests at the PFA hearing, and make sure that the Plaintiff is forced to prove their case.
- Help keep you in your home
- Help you maintain custody or visitation with your children
- Help you retain firearms or other weapons that you lawfully own or possess