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Protection from Abuse

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In Pennsylvania, a "restraining order" is formally called a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order. However, unlike a standard restraining order, a PFA can have severe consequences that go far beyond simply preventing one person from going near another. A final PFA order can do the following:

Regardless of your circumstances, a PFA should never be accepted without a full hearing during which the Plaintiff is required to prove his/her case by a preponderance of the evidence. Our PFA attorneys are experienced with PFA actions and they are ready to aggressively defend your rights.