Protection From Abuse (PFA)

The attorneys at Voelker & Colton, LLC have experience representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in Protection From Abuse actions.  

If you need a PFA you should contact our office immediately.  It is important to act quickly after an incident of abuse.  The attorneys at Voelker & Colton, LLC will work with you through the PFA process.  It is important to talk with an experienced attorney about the different options when pursuing a PFA.  PFAs can be obtained against family members and people with whom you have had an intimate relationship.  

If you have been served with a PFA, you need to contact an attorney immediately.  Your hearing will be no more than 10 business days from the date the temporary order is issued.  The PFA may affect your custody rights or evict you from where you are living.  A final PFA can have lasting consequences that effect your employment, your custody case and other aspects of your life.  Having an attorney to assist in your defense is vital.  The attorneys at Voelker & Colton, LLC will provide zealous representation in your PFA matter.   

Resources:

Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh 

Allegheny County Adult Family Court Manual – PFA

Attorney Colton's Article on the Weaknesses in the Protection From Abuse Act