Have you been suffering abuse? Or have your children suffered physical abuse? Getting a Protection From Abuse Restraining Order can help to protect you and your children against physical abuse.
The process starts with the filing of a petition. In your PFA Petition, you can request protection from physical abuse and threats, ask the judge to make the abuser leave your home, ask for temporary custody of your children, and request that the abuser surrender firearms.
After filing your Petition, the Judge may ask you additional questions about your situation and may grant you a Temporary PFA Order. Once a Temporary Order is granted, the Court will schedule a hearing to determine whether a Final PFA Order is appropriate.
At your Final PFA Hearing, you may be asked to testify about the alleged abuse and your request for protection from the Court. You need to present a case that convinces the Judge that you need substantial protection from the alleged abuser. As the Petitioner, you have the burden of proof.
If you or your children have suffered abuse, call Ross & Ross at (814) 274-8612. Let our experienced attorneys handle your case. We will fight for the protection you deserve.
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