Under the Pennsylvania Protection from Abuse Act, a victim of familial, household or domestic abuse is offered the opportunity to remove an abusive person from his or her home. It is important to realize that help is available and that you do not have to face your abuser alone.
The Process: Service for the Abused and Alleged Abusers
At Berman & Associates we help victims of abuse obtain protection from abuse orders against their abusers. If you are being abused, or if you are accused of abuse and had an order issued against you, you have options and we are here to listen to and help you.
A judge can issue a temporary order that can evict the alleged abuser immediately, and prevent any contact with the victim. At a full hearing, which usually must be held within ten days, the judge will hear both sides and determine if the temporary order should be extended.
We can help abuse victims file initial petitions by explaining their rights under the law, as well as represent alleged abusers at a hearing to contest the order.
Act Quickly to Protect Your Rights
Domestic violence and abuse situations can be very dangerous and volatile. You need to act quickly to protect yourself and your family from an abusive family member. Do not wait. You have the right under Pennsylvania law to get the protection you need. You also have the right to defend your rights and interests if you have been accused of abuse and forced out of your home.
Contact Us Now for an Initial Consultation and Immediate Help
Please contact us online or call 610-565-9696 to get immediate help with any domestic violence and PFA issues. There is no downside to discussing your right to safety with one of our caring lawyers.