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New Pennsylvania Bill Makes Spousal Abuse Victims’ Divorce Process Easier

Recently, Governor Wolf signed a bill into law giving spousal abuse victims in Pennsylvania additional rights when pursuing a divorce. This law will become effective in the middle of June 2016. It has been said that, “this legislation will make the lives of abused spouses across the commonwealth safer.” Continue Reading

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What is a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order?

Obermayer’s Central Pennsylvania family law attorney, Cara Boyanowski, discusses what a protection from abuse (PFA) order is.     Cara A. Boyanowski concentrates her practice in the field of domestic law and wills and estates.  As a domestic law practitioner, she represents clients in simple and complex divorce, support, custody, a...

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What is the Legal Definition of Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania?

Philadelphia family law attorney, Robert Whitelaw, explains the legal definition of domestic violence in Pennsylvania.

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How can a protection from abuse (PFA) order help you?

Pennsylvania family law attorney, David Ladov, discusses how a protection from abuse (PFA) order can help you.

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How are Protection from Abuse (PFA) Order Violations Handled in PA?

PA divorce attorney, Samantha Evian, shares how protection from abuse (PFA) order violations are handled in Pennsylvania.

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In Pennsylvania, where do you file a protection from abuse order?

In Pennsylvania, where do you file a protection from abuse order? 

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Do Protection From Abuse Orders Work?

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 Coal...

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