As we continue to navigate these challenging times, the safety and well being of our clients, employees, families and friends remains our top priority. To that end, as an essential business to the individuals and families we serve, we are reaching out to share important updates on steps we are taking to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, while continuing to serve you with as minimal disruption as possible.

We want to ensure our clients and friends that our law firm is operating without material impact of the health concerns in that we have had in place advanced technologies that allow us to continue to provide excellent legal services while attorneys and staff operate remotely, to avoid in-person meetings in all cases where that is possible. We will continue to provide consultations and conferences via telephone and/or internet conferencing when needed. We will continue to provide all the excellent legal services that our clients and friends have come to expect!

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have concerns or are in need of legal assistance. We pray for the health, peace and provision for all of our clients, employees, friends and family as we “weather the storm” together.

What is a PFA (Protection From Abuse Order)?

A PFA is a Petition for Protection From Abuse. This is available even if there is no separation and no divorce filed. A PFA is to protect a spouse from abuse from the other spouse, from a family member, or from an intimate partner, even if you are not married. The Pennsylvania PFA Act is set forth in 23 Pa.C.S. Section 6101 et. seq.

The PFA Act defines abuse as:

  • Causing or trying to cause physical harm, whether or not any weapon is involved;
  • Rape or sexual assault;
  • Physical or sexual abuse of minor children;
  • Putting someone in reasonable fear of immediate and serious physical harm
  • Following someone around (stalking) or repeatedly committing other acts that cause the person reasonable fear of bodily injury; or,
  • Interfering with a person’s freedom of movement.