Parties on the receiving end in an abusive relationship—whether it is a relationship with a spouse, significant other, or family member, or if the abuse is perpetrated against a party’s child—do have legal recourse through the court system. This recourse takes the form of filing a Petition for a Protection From Abuse Order.
Once the Petition has been filed, a PFA Order may be signed by the judge, if the matter is founded. This order affords legal protection from domestic violence to victims of both genders, and directs the abuser to discontinue contact with the abused or face grave legal consequences. Filing a petition is only part of the process of removing yourself from the situation. Day-to day planning is necessary, due to changes that may be enforced by the PFA. We at MacElree Harvey are here to advise and represent you in this trying time.
The attorneys at MacElree Harvey are also experienced in representing any party named as a defendant in a Protection From Abuse action, and will provide diligent legal representation if you are in need of defense against an allegation of abuse.
If you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us at one of our offices below or submit the contact request form.