At Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., our lawyers firmly believe that both sides of a domestic abuse case need quality legal representation. No matter what side you are on in a family violence case, we are here to help you understand what you are facing and guide you through the legal processes. Contact us today for your free initial consultation.
Helping Domestic Violence Victims Obtain Protection From Abuse Orders
If you are the victim of domestic abuse, you need someone to present your case properly to get all the protection you need. The protections available to you may include:
- Removing an abusive domestic partner from your home
- Gaining temporary custody of your children
- Obtaining a court order requiring the defendant to stay away from you wherever you may be found
Providing Strong Defense in Protection From Abuse Cases
Defendants in protection from abuse (PFA) cases need attorneys who will protect their rights. Many people bring PFA actions as a way to get other relief (evict a partner from the home, or child custody, for instance) when real grounds for a court order do not exist. In order to get a PFA order, the plaintiff must show that he or she is in fear of serious and imminent harm. For a court to find that the plaintiff had such fear, evidence has to be presented to show a basis for such a fear such as a recent violent incident, a prior history of violence, or ownership of firearms.
Defendants need special protections in court because violation of a Protection From Abuse order can lead to heavy fines or jail time. Therefore, it is preferable to not have an order where there is no legal basis for it.Our legal team will do everything we can to help you in these situations.
Compassionate Advocacy From Lawyers Who Care
All people have the right to feel safe and secure in their own homes. Protection from abuse laws exist to protect spouses, domestic partners and family members residing together from abuse in their own homes and intimate relationships. If you or someone you know is feeling threatened, contact us immediately. If you are named as a defendant in a Protection From Abuse case, schedule an appointment today to protect your rights.
For a free confidential consultation with Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., call 215-752-6200 or send us an e-mail.