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Category Archives: Domestic Violence


Three Things To Do When Served with a Restraining Order in Pennsylvania

By Kim M. Gillen, P.C. |

Pennsylvania laws are harsh when it comes to domestic violence, and the initial stages of the process are not favorable to the interests of a person accused of misconduct. Under the statute on Protection from Abuse (PFA), an accuser can file a petition on an emergency basis to get a restraining order against an… Read More »

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Steps For Getting A Protective Order From Abuse In Pennsylvania

By Kim M. Gillen, P.C. |

Domestic violence often constitutes criminal activity, and Pennsylvania laws are tough on offenders. If police receive a call, an arrest will follow. However, even though the offender might be charged, there may still be safety threats for the victim and family members. To provide additional protection beyond the criminal process, Pennsylvania has enacted a… Read More »

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