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  Philadelphia Protection from Abuse Attorney

The Pennsylvania Protection from Abuse (PFA) Act, 23 Pa.C.S. §6101, et seq., defines “abuse” as the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between family or household members, sexual or intimate partners or persons who share biological parenthood:

  • Attempting to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing (with or without a weapon): bodily injury, rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault or incest
  • Placing another in reasonable fear of imminent serious bodily injury. In other words, threats of physical violence.
  • False imprisonment.
  • Physically or sexually abusing minor children.
  • Knowingly engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly committing acts toward another person, including following the person, without proper authority, under circumstances which place the person in reasonable fear of bodily injury. In other words, stalking or harassment that makes you afraid of bodily injury.

A Protection from Abuse Order acts as a stay-away order intended to keep the abuser away from the person or persons being abused, as well as their children. The abuser may be put out of his or her home, and may not harass the victim, or victim's children, in any way. If the abuser violates the order, serious legal consequences, including incarceration, may follow. A PFA Order may last from 18 months to 3 years.

Attorney Sam Alboum has represented many clients in PFA matters. That is why, whether you are seeking a PFA Order, or defending against a claim of abuse, you need Attorney Sam Alboum to help you. He understands the laws and procedures involved in obtaining and defending against Protection from Abuse orders. Sam is directly involved in every aspect of each client’s case, and with a calming style is able to provide a level of committed, responsive representation not often found in today’s fast-paced world.

If you, a loved one or friend are involved with a PFA matter, contact Philadelphia Family Law Attorney Sam Alboum at (215) 546-3820, or click here to send Sam an email.