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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

Help, Domestic Violence Restraints were Filed Against Me—and I didn’t do it!

Posted in Domestic Violence
The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act serves an enormously important function to protect abused individuals. However, the protections of the Act can be misused in a divorce or custody litigation to evict someone from a shared residence, to obtain temporary custody of children or to get control over financial records and personal property.… Continue Reading