PFA Lawyers in Lebanon, PA

PFA Lawyers in Lebanon, PA, Buzgon Davis Law Offices

How Buzgon Davis Can Help

When you need a trusted and experienced lawyer to guide you through the complexities of family law in Pennsylvania, turn to Buzgon Davis Law Offices. We are committed to helping protect your rights. Whether you need assistance addressing threatening behavior from a family member or have been wrongly accused of abuse, you can depend on our qualified lawyers to listen and work with you.

Schedule a Consultation

What Is PFA?

A Protection From Abuse (PFA) order prevents one party, an individual accused of abuse, from having contact with another party, an individual or children. Contact includes harassment, abuse, stalking and any type of communication. A PFA order is similar to a restraining order in other states.

Individuals in domestic violence situations can seek a PFA order from the court if they need protection. The court can issue a PFA order if there is an imminent fear of immediate bodily harm or injury, though it can be complicated to know if your situation applies. At Buzgon Davis Law Offices, we have extensive experience with PFA orders and can help you navigate the complexities.

How Do PFAs Work?

A PFA order can be created for those in family or intimate relationships. PFAs do not apply to co-workers, neighbors or strangers. Applicable relationships include:

  • Parents and children
  • Current or former spouses or intimate partners
  • Current or former dating partners
  • Siblings
  • Individuals who have a child together

The PFA process follows a few steps:

  1. The plaintiff, or the person accusing an individual of abuse, applies for a temporary PFA with the local court.
  2. A judge sets a date for a final hearing and can order a temporary PFA.
  3. The police serve the PFA and hearing date notification to the defendant, or the individual accused of abuse.
  4. At the hearing, both parties present evidence and witnesses to support their cases.
  5. The judge determines whether to issue a final PFA order.

PFA orders can last up to three years, but the judge will determine the length during the hearing. If the defendant violates the PFA order when it is active, the PFA order can be extended for up to an additional three years.

Wrongly Accused?

If you have been wrongly accused of domestic violence or abuse, you need an experienced PFA attorney on your side. We know the significant effects a PFA order and allegations of abuse can have on your life and your rights, which is why we work hard to build a strong defense on your behalf.

Our lawyers have assisted many individuals through family-related disputes associated with PFA orders. We can quickly identify if ulterior motives are involved with the temporary PFA order and work diligently to help protect your rights throughout the PFA hearing process.

Contact an Experienced PFA Lawyer Today

When you need a trustworthy legal team to look out for your best interests, choose Buzgon Davis Law Offices. We are deeply familiar with the difficulties and complexities associated with family law, so you can depend on us to give your situation expert, compassionate attention. Schedule a consultation with one of our PFA attorneys to learn more about your options and how we can help defend your rights.

Trust Matters

See What Our Clients Have to Say

Professional and capable, exceeded my expectations! Highly recommend.

Chris P.

I would just like to recommend Buzgon Davis Law Office…especially Michael Bechtold. He represented me during a divorce proceeding with the upmost professionalism and value.

Brad K.

If you need legal help, this is the place to go. No arrogance, they know you’re a person – not a number, not a file name.

Joe T.

Buzgon Davis

PFA Attorneys