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 and Bucks 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.