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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

Do Protection From Abuse Orders Work?

Posted in Protection from Abuse
The recent murder-suicide in Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania, of Stacey Pennington, a Mount Gretna business owner, and her ex-boyfriend, Patrick Lynn Derr, who she had obtained a Protection from Abuse Order (PFA) against last December, has again sparked controversy over PFAs; namely, do they work? Ellen Kramer, legal director for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence… Continue Reading

Forced Sex During Marriage Can Lead to a Protection From Abuse Order

Posted in Divorce, Protection from Abuse, Support, Uncategorized
Did you know that a spouse can get a protection from abuse order against the other for forced sex? That is what happened in the recent case of Boykai v. Young, 2004 Pa. Super. 4 (January 7, 2014). In Pennsylvania, the Protection from Abuse Act exists to prevent and protect individuals from abuse. The Protection from Abuse Act… Continue Reading