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Protection from Abuse

Obtain a Protection from Abuse Order in Montgomery County, PA

Domestic violence, child abuse, and other forms of familial violence, or allegations of such acts, are the most troubling aspects of any family law matter. If any domestic abuse, whether verbal or physical has occurred, we can help obtain a Protection From Abuse (PFA) Order from a family court judge in Montgomery County, PA.

Types of PFAs in Pennsylvania

There are three types of PFAs, depending on the situation:

– Ex parte temporary PFA

– Emergency order

– Final PFA

Procedure for PFAs in Pennsylvania

To obtain a Protection From Abuse Order from your spouse, you must first file a petition with the Court of Common Pleas and appear before a judge. This will taken place during regular business hours and if approved by the judge, will last until the court hearing with in 10 days.

Emergency orders can also be filed outside of normal business hours by contacting your local police department. This option should be exercised if you believe that you or your children are in immediate danger. In that scenario, you must go to the courthouse on the next business day to file an ex parte temporary PFA if you would like to extend the order.

For either case, a court hearing will take place and the judge will decide if a Final PFA is necessary, which can last up to three years.

Our Montgomery County Family Law Firm accepts clients across the county, including: Ambler, Blue Bell, Collegeville, Fort Washington, Jenkintown, King of Prussia, Lansdale, Oreland, Plymouth Meeting, Willow Grove, as well as the Main Line: Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Merion, Narberth.

Pennsylvania Family & Divorce Law

Our Montgomery County, PA family law firm can help with more than Protection from Abuse orders. Clients accepted in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Philadelphia counties.

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