A Protection from Abuse Order (PFA) is provided by the court to a party who has been abused or threatened with abuse from a spouse, certain family members, or other specific individuals. Certain criteria must be met in order to obtain the relief that a PFA Order can provide. A PFA limits contact between two people and is an emergency attempt to stop domestic violence.
If you have been served with a PFA, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney prior to consenting to a protection from abuse order. While it is meant to be temporary, it can last up to three years and affects many rights including parental rights, the right to possess a firearm, and the right to reside in your own home.
If you are living in fear and need to discuss your options for pursuing a PFA, we are here to help and guide you through the process. No one should live in fear.
Whether you have been served with a PFA order or whether you are filing a petition against another person, you need an experienced attorney to stand up for you in court.
Call us today to determine whether your case warrants a Protection from Abuse Order in Montgomery, Bucks & Lehigh County or if you have an upcoming court date. We have almost 30 years of experience in representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in PFA cases.