Protection From Abuse
Located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, at Eidelman & Associates, we represent people throughout the Lehigh Valley and surrounding counties who are seeking a protection from abuse (PFA) order as well as those who have had a PFA filed against them.
Domestic violence is taken very seriously by the Pennsylvania courts. Victims of domestic violence can take legal action to immediately stop the family abuse and violence through a protection from abuse (PFA) order. The person filing the order must prove that he or she is in imminent danger of abuse or has been threatened with abuse. Once the order takes effect, the abuser can be evicted from your home and is not allowed to come within a certain distance of you or make any contact with you for up to three years.
As family law lawyers, we understand the impact that domestic abuse charges can have on a divorce or child custody case. While a PFA order is designed to protect those who are in imminent danger of abuse, unfortunately, it also can be used as a tool to get an upper hand in a divorce.
If you have been accused – whether falsely or not- of domestic violence or served with a PFA order, you could be facing serious long-term implications. If you have been accused of domestic violence, not only could you lose custody of your children, but you could also be forced out of your home. Your professional license could be jeopardized. Our Allentown domestic abuse lawyers will inform you of your rights and options. If necessary, we will vigorously advocate for your rights in the family law courts.
If you have been the victim of domestic violence, many resources exist to help you. For instance, if you currently have a valid Protection from Abuse Order (PFA), regardless of your income level, you have certain special protections from PPL Electric Utilities, which are described here: https://www.pplelectric.com/my-account/billing-and-payments/need-help-paying-your-bill/protection-from-abuse-order.aspx
to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.
Eidelman & Associates is conveniently located one block from the Allentown Public Library. Off-street parking is available at the rear of our building. All major credit cards are accepted.