Protection From Abuse (PFA) In Pennsylvania
At Wallitsch & Iacobelli, LLP, our principal attorney, Abele Iacobelli, has handled numerous domestic abuse and domestic violence cases involving victims and those accused. Whether you wish to take legal action to protect yourself or a loved one from an abusive partner or feel that you have been wrongly accused of violence or abuse, we can help you understand your options and take meaningful action.
As with most legal disputes, there are two sides to every story. Below are the two most common scenarios that we see involving domestic abuse:
If I Fear For My Safety, What Should I Do?
- If you are faced with an abusive spouse or partner or fear physical harm from another person residing in your home, you have legal options for protecting yourself. Our attorneys can help you secure a protection from abuse (PFA) order and take further action to protect your interests. We take these matters seriously. If you believe you are in danger, do not hesitate to call 911 or contact the authorities.
I Have Been Wrongfully Accused Of Domestic Abuse. What Are My Options?
- Any accusation of domestic abuse or violence needs to be taken seriously. That said, there are many instances where individuals are wrongfully accused. As a team of experienced family law attorneys, we understand the interplay between domestic violence matters and divorce proceedings. Not only will accusations carry serious criminal penalties, but you may be prohibited from entering your home and could lose custody of your children. If you are accused, we encourage you to reach out to us, share your side of the story, and let us help you protect your rights and interests.
There are numerous collateral consequences associated with being hit with a PFA order. If you are in the military or law enforcement, a PFA order will prohibit you from carrying a firearm, thus rendering you unable to work. No matter your career, a criminal accusation can follow you for the rest of your life. When it comes to civil repercussions, a PFA will make your divorce proceedings an even greater uphill battle.
No matter if you have been accused of abuse or victimized by an abusive partner, you don’t have to go through it alone. With years of experience and an understanding of the local courts, we can provide advice and protect your interests.
Support And Representation From Experienced Family Law Lawyers
Call our Allentown law office at 610-434-5441 or take a moment to complete our online contact form to receive a prompt response from our staff. We represent individuals and families throughout the Lehigh Valley and across Pennsylvania.