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Protection From Abuse (PFA) Orders Providing Relief From Threats And Violence

A protection from abuse (PFA) is a civil procedure available to someone who is a target of domestic violence from an intimate partner, a family member or a member of their household. Abuse is defined as a physical injury or the threat of physical violence.

Other terms for similar legal documents are restraining order and protective order. Rick Stock Law files petitions for PFAs for clients in a variety of problematic domestic situations.

Who Qualifies?

Some of the requirements to file a PFA are as follows:

  • You must be an adult member of the household or an adult acting on behalf of a child
  • You must have one of the following relationships with the accused abuser:
    • Parent or child
    • Sibling or cousin
    • Biological parent of a mutual child
    • Current or past intimate partner
    • Domestic partner
    • Related by marriage

Someone who violates a PFA may be arrested on criminal charges. That person may be required to surrender firearms.

To obtain a PFA, you can file in the family division of the Court of Common Pleas. You may be able to file one on your own, or you may go through an attorney or a legal service agency. At Rick Stock Law, we are ready to assist you with obtaining a PFA or defending against a PFA. We can help you understand your rights, terms of the PFA and other critical issues.

File A PFA Or Defend Yourself When Named In One

Our experienced lawyers are available to advise you and help you through the process of obtaining or defending against a PFA. Schedule a consultation at your convenience by calling 484-272-5133 or emailing us through this website.