In Pennsylvania, a protection from abuse order (commonly referred to as a “PFA”), may be entered if there has been actual or threatened physical abuse, including the placing of another in reasonable fear of bodily injury, by one party against any family or household member and/or current or former sexual or intimate partner, including spouses. A PFA order may require that there be no contact whatsoever between the parties and may even result in defendant’s eviction from the parties’ residence. A PFA order may be imposed for up to three years. In addition, if a defendant violates the PFA he or she may subject themselves to criminal penalties including but not limited to incarceration.
A PFA may also encompass other areas of family law on a temporary basis such as interim child custody and/or support orders. Given the breadth of impact a PFA can have on one’s family, whether you are prosecuting or defending a PFA, you are best served by having an experienced litigator on your side. Brandon will provide the experience, knowledge, and guidance to ensure that your PFA hearing is handled in a professional manner and that justice is served.
Brandon represents clients in their PFA proceedings in Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Chester County and Southern New Jersey. If you are in need of an experienced, knowledgeable and intelligent protection from abuse lawyer, do not hesitate to contact Brandon. He understands that family legal issues require a level of compassion and personal attention that goes beyond that expected in other areas of law. Brandon is prepared to offer you the level of care in your protection from abuse case that you deserve.