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 designed to prevent one person from committing acts of abuse against another. Acts of abuse include, but are not limited to, physical abuse, placing someone in fear of physical harm, intentionally or recklessly damaging property and any other conduct that a reasonable person under the circumstances would find threatening or harmful.

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