Pennsylvania law allows people who have been abused or are under imminent threat of being abused to obtain protection from abuse (PFA) orders. When a judge issues a temporary PFA, oftentimes the person accused of domestic violence must leave the home immediately and have no contact with the alleged victim. At a later hearing the judge will hear both sides of the case to determine if a final order should be extended. Final orders can be put into place for up to three years.
At the Law Office of Smith & Horwitz, we handle a wide range of domestic violence issues, including establishing and defending against protection from abuse orders. Focused exclusively on family law for more than 35 years, we are prepared to stand up for your rights.
Let us help you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 215-545-2880 to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced Philadelphia protection from abuse order attorneys.
Domestic Violence and Protection From Abuse (PFA) Orders
The need for a protection from abuse order often arises in the midst of a divorce or separation. If you are under threat of domestic abuse, it is important to act quickly to protect yourself and your children from harm.
Our attorneys can help you obtain the protection you need by quickly petitioning a family court judge for a PFA. We will represent you through all stages of the legal process, getting the order extended if necessary.
Our clients also include those who have been falsely accused of domestic violence and are defending against PFAs. We aggressively defend the rights of those who have been removed from their homes and are forbidden from seeing their children due to PFAs.
Contact a Philadelphia County Restraining Order Attorney
Serving All of Philadelphia and the Surrounding Five-County Area
If you face a legal issue involving protection from abuse orders (restraining orders) and are seeking experienced legal guidance, our lawyers are here for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 215-545-2880 to arrange a consultation with one of our knowledgeable Philadelphia protection from abuse order attorneys. We serve clients in Philadelphia and throughout the five-county area, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.