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Protection From Abuse Order Archives

Guns targeted in abuse bill

The mass school shooting in Florida has sparked review of gun policies and threats of violence involving firearms in several other areas across this country. As one example, the Pennsylvania State Senate unanimously approved a bill making people surrender their guns in domestic violence cases. This bill, if enacted, could help protect the lives of abuse victims in this state.

Protection orders from sexual assault

In Pennsylvania, a civil protection from abuse order may help protect victims of assault or sexual abuse from a member of the family or household, or a current or former intimate partner. Until recently, however, victims of an assault by an acquaintance could not seek a civil PFA and had to pursue criminal action.

Student in PFA cases escapes criminal charges

Protection from abuse (PFA) orders provide protection for families and other individuals, such as college students, from stalking behavior or assault. Even with these protections, proving that an alleged perpetrator should be criminally prosecuted for the underlying crime requires more evidence.

What is "Battered Women's Syndrome?"

Domestic abuse is a serious concern for many Americans throughout the United States. Many of the symptoms of domestic violence are not always easy to recognize, often making it difficult for an abused wife or girlfriend to get out of the situation. One common syndrome among repeatedly abused women is called battered women's syndrome.

Mayor accused of domestic abuse, wife seeks protection

Families in the spotlight, like celebrities, business owners or political families can reap the benefits, or the downsides, of the fame they have attained. A Pennsylvania mayor in nearby Williamsport has received mostly positive press, however, when his wife filed for divorce his name was dragged through the headlines. What was so disheartening about the headline? In it, the wife accused the mayor (and estranged husband) of spousal abuse.

Protection after threats of violence

Marriages have their fair share of challenges, as well as happy, positive moments. However, sometimes a deteriorating marriage can take a frightening turn when a spouse threatens violence or is otherwise aggressive toward their spouse or children. Since the divorce process can take weeks or even months, sometimes a divorce is not enough to protect oneself from threats of violence from an estranged spouse. This is why protective orders exist to help to those who are victims of domestic abuse.

Protect yourself and children from an estranged spouse

Sometimes, relationships that were once sunshine and clear skies can become dark, murky and otherwise unhappy. If the relationship is not only failing, but you fear for the safety of yourself or your children due to threatening actions by your spouse or your child’s parent, you may need to seek help. But where to turn for protection? A person can seek a temporary order for protection from abuse, or PFA, if they fear for their safety.

Emergency protection orders can protect domestic violence victims

When it comes to life at home, sometimes positive relationships can turn tumultuous. This can lead to behavior that gets out of control and can be very harmful to those who are exposed. For some Cranberry Township residents, it can be become violent. Emotional and physical abuse in the home is what's known as domestic abuse.

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