Chester County Takes United Front Against Domestic Violence Within Latinx Community

Posted by Joseph Lento | Jan 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

In late November, Chester County Authorities continued their ongoing roundtable series addressing domestic violence reporting within the Latinx community. Participants included representatives from the local domestic violence shelter, police department, and local faith communities. Although conversations continue in the County, noted strategies discussed by the group included updated video technology throughout abuse investigations and an increase in the number of bi-lingual or multi-lingual police liaisons and victim advocates utilized. These and future efforts will aim to ensure that Latinx victims receive the necessary support and resources, facilitating the reporting of incidents and access to assistance.

If you are currently a victim of domestic violence, contact our experienced LLF Law Firm's Family Law Team for help securing a protection from abuse ("PFA") order at (888) 535-3686 or by using our online form.

What Is a PFA Order?

A PFA is a legal order issued by a court to protect individuals from abuse by a current or former intimate partner or family member. Under Pennsylvania criminal law statutes, PFA orders seek to prevent further abuse by imposing various restrictions on the abuser that limit their contact with the victim. Some examples of these restrictions can include modified custody orders, eviction orders, and no-contact orders. No-contact orders frequently prevent abusers from approaching a victim's home or place of work. PFA orders can be temporary or final and are issued after a court hearing where both parties have had the chance to present their cases before the court.

Will a PFA Order Make Me Feel Safe?

Most people seeking a PFA order may question whether a court order will deter their abuser from contacting them, especially if they have demonstrated a lack of respect for legal authorities in the past. However, PFA orders are designed to and can provide a significant level of protection for victims.

We understand that feeling safe is a deeply personal and subjective experience, especially for victims of domestic violence. For that reason, our LLF Law Firm's Family Law Team works with each one of our clients to develop a personalized and comprehensive safety plan prior to requesting any PFA orders from the court. The more concise and personalized the boundaries are on a PFA order - the more protected a victim will feel. Because violating a PFA order carries significant legal consequences, including fines and jail time, abusers can be significantly deterred from contacting the protected person(s).

Secure Your Protection and Peace of Mind

If your safety, well-being, and peace of mind have been threatened, there are legal pathways available that can help you stand up for yourself and enforce your boundaries. Contact our thoughtful and experienced LLF Law Firm's Family Law Team today for help requesting a PFA order by calling 888-535-3686 or by using our online form.

About the Author

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!


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Contact a skilled Family Law Team Today!

The LLF Law Firm has unparalleled experience practicing Family Law in Pennsylvania. If you are having any uncertainties about what the future may hold for you and your family, contact our offices today. Our Family Law Team will go above and beyond the needs for any client and fight for what is fair.

This website was created only for general information purposes. It is not intended to be construed as legal advice for any situation. Only a direct consultation with a licensed Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York attorney can provide you with formal legal counsel based on the unique details surrounding your situation. The pages on this website may contain links and contact information for third party organizations - the Lento Law Firm does not necessarily endorse these organizations nor the materials contained on their website. In Pennsylvania, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout Pennsylvania's 67 counties, including, but not limited to Philadelphia, Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill, and York County. In New Jersey, attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New Jersey's 21 counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren County, In New York, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New York's 62 counties. Outside of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, unless attorney Joseph D. Lento is admitted pro hac vice if needed, his assistance may not constitute legal advice or the practice of law. The decision to hire an attorney in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania counties, New Jersey, New York, or nationwide should not be made solely on the strength of an advertisement. We invite you to contact the Lento Law Firm directly to inquire about our specific qualifications and experience. Communicating with the Lento Law Firm by email, phone, or fax does not create an attorney-client relationship. The Lento Law Firm will serve as your official legal counsel upon a formal agreement from both parties. Any information sent to the Lento Law Firm before an attorney-client relationship is made is done on a non-confidential basis.