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Knowledge is power, and this blog is dedicated to providing the most updated information on Pennsylvania Family Law, related topics, and family matters in general.  It's our goal for you to use the information on this site, including the individual practice area pages, to help you understand your rights, obligations, and the best course of action for your Pennsylvania Family Law case.

A Protection From Abuse Order May Soon Protect Your Pets

Posted by Joseph Lento | May 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

On March 25, 2024,  Penn Watch News reported that a new Senate Bill could soon protect animals that are also subject to domestic violence. The Senate bill was introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin ( R-49) to provide protection to abused family pets. Senator Laughlin cited data from the Humane Societ...

AI’s Newest Frontier: Documenting Domestic Abuse

Posted by Joseph Lento | May 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

In March 2024, George Mason University announced the receipt of a $5 million gift to support research into the use of AI in detecting domestic violence. The research uses a combination of alternate light sources and AI to identify injuries. The research looks to be more accurate than the current...

Fatal Stabbing in Bucks County Is a Domestic Violence Case

Posted by Joseph Lento | Apr 05, 2024 | 0 Comments

In Pennsylvania, domestic violence cases are all too common. Victims of domestic abuse can seek protection by applying for a Protection from Abuse (PFA) order against their attackers. This type of legal protection helps keep potential domestic violence victims safe—without one, the risk of violen...

Former Spice Girl Mel B Speaks Out About Domestic Abuse

Posted by Joseph Lento | Mar 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

Domestic violence is, unfortunately, a common issue in Pennsylvania. The law aims to protect victims of domestic abuse, but if you aren't aware of how to seek out that protection, it's not much help to you. If you are in a domestic or intimate relationship with another person and you feel threate...

Connected Cars: A New Avenue for Stalking

Posted by Joseph Lento | Feb 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

Our increasingly wired world makes it easier to locate and track people, including via their cars. For domestic violence victims, this creates one more avenue by which they can be followed and denied their right to go about their lives free of fear. The purpose of a Protection from Abuse order (...

Not Having a PFA Can Lead To Deadly Results

Posted by Joseph Lento | Dec 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

In early November, multiple news outlets, including ABC 27, reported on a domestic violence case that resulted in a husband and father receiving 11 to 24 years in state prison due to numerous domestic violence cases, including the strangulation of his wife and two counts of simple assault of his ...

False Imprisonment And Domestic Violence

Posted by Joseph Lento | Dec 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

In September 2023, CBS local news reported that a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper had been arrested for false imprisonment, assault, and strangulation. The state trooper, who was married then, solicited his colleagues to wrongfully arrest his ex-girlfriend and have her falsely committed to a me...

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