Celebration Marred By Domestic Violence? A Protection From Abuse Order Can Help

Posted by Joseph Lento | Feb 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

During the holidays or other times of celebration, it can be tempting to do whatever it takes to provide a nice experience for your children and other family members. But for many women, that includes enduring physical abuse or threats from their partner because they feel taking action to stop it would be disruptive. Rates of domestic violence tend to increase around holidays and even on days when there are professional football games. In both types of scenarios, alcohol is often a factor, and tensions can rise. You may find yourself on the receiving end of a rage-fueled outburst. In addition to being physically hurt, you may also feel isolated and alone. Resources are available, however, and taking action to protect yourself can provide an important example for your children.

If you reside in Pennsylvania and are experiencing abuse from an intimate partner, the LLF Law Firm Family Law Team can advise you on legal options for protecting you and your children. Please call us at 888.535.3686 or contact us through our online form to hear how we can help.

Pennsylvania Law Offers a Protection From Abuse Order to Victims of Domestic Violence

While resources for women in Pennsylvania experiencing domestic violence include shelters, beds are often full. A preferable option for many women is the Protection from Abuse (PFA) order, which is legal protection available to anyone claiming to be the victim of abuse from an intimate partner, a member of their family or household, or the other parent of their child. A judge can issue a PFA order before a full hearing, and the alleged abuser faces serious legal consequences if they continue the abuse. Restrictions on the alleged abuser may include a no-contact order, which forbids approaching the victim at their workplace or home. The judge may also modify a child custody order or issue an eviction order against the abuser.

The Family Law Team at LLF Law Firm Can Help You and Your Children Get the Protection You Need Now

If your partner is physically abusing you during the holidays or at any other time, you deserve protection and peace of mind. Ensuring the physical safety of you and your children is imperative, and the LLF Law Firm Family Law Team can advise you on the best strategy for your situation. If obtaining a Protection from Abuse order is warranted, the attorneys at LLF Law Firm will guide you through the process. You and your children do not need to live in an abusive situation, and you deserve to feel safe. The Family Law Team at LLF Law Firm will treat you with compassion and understanding. Contact us today at 888.535.3686 or through our online form to hear how we can help.

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Joseph Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento is a veteran of one of the nation's busiest family courts with nearly 20 years' experience passionately helping families. By day, he worked in the trenches of family court, and at night, he studied the law. He helped countless families while working at family court, and he went on to become an attorney, dedicating his law practice to continuing the work he started years earlier. Mr. Lento's experience both behind the scenes and on the front lines allows him to understand a client's family law matter from all angles, and allows him to find and employ the most effective strategies to get favorable outcomes for any client. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania New Jersey, and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings!


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