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Protection from Abuse Orders in Delaware

Posted in Abuse, Delaware, Domestic Violence, Protection from Abuse
During October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, recent posts on Family Matters have explored aspects protection from abuse orders in Pennsylvania.  Like Pennsylvania, Delaware can issue civil protection from abuse orders (“PFA”). For those unfamiliar with the process in Delaware, a PFA is a civil order issued by the Family Court.  PFA Orders are… Continue Reading

Domestic Violence Awareness and Understanding Protection from Abuse

Posted in Abuse, Domestic Violence, Pennsylvania, Protection from Abuse
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic violence can affect anybody.  It knows no race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic class.  It is starting to finally be recognized as a public problem instead of private one. Two years ago the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission issued a report on a Staff Study of the Protection… Continue Reading


Posted in Abuse
Under the Protection from Abuse Act, abuse is defined as The occurrence of … the following [act] between family or household members, sexual or intimate partners or persons who share biological parenthood: knowingly engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly committing acts toward another person [which] include[e] following the person, without proper authority, under… Continue Reading

What is a protection from abuse (PFA) order?

Posted in Abuse
Obermayer’s Central Pennsylvania family law attorney, Cara Boyanowski, discusses what a protection from abuse (PFA) order is.    Cara A. Boyanowski concentrates her practice in the field of domestic law and wills and estates.  As a domestic law practitioner, she represents clients in simple and complex divorce, support, custody, alimony, step-parent adoptions, name change and same-sex… Continue Reading