Philadelphia Domestic Violence Attorney
You do not need to be hit to be a victim of domestic violence. Under Pennsylvania law, all of the following actions are examples of domestic violence:
- If you suffer actual physical injury
- If you have a reasonable fear of impending bodily injury, such as when someone threatens you with a knife or fist, or throws objects or punches walls
- Verbal threats, such as when someone threatens to hit you
- False imprisonment (preventing you from leaving a car or home)
- Harassment, stalking or offensive phone calls threatening violence
If you have been threatened with violence or been the victim of domestic violence, seek legal protection. Contact the Law Offices of Stacy E. Schwarz, LLC.
Since 1992, Stacy Schwarz has helped clients in family law matters. She has her personal intimate way of putting clients at ease. She is a strong advocate for her clients’ personal safety and peace of mind while either protecting a client from abuse or defending a client wrongly charged with abuse.
Whether the parties involved are husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, same-sex couples, former spouses, parents and children, or other family or household members, Ms. Schwarz can help you obtain a restraining order.
Obtaining a Protection from Abuse Order
In order to obtain a temporary Protection From Abuse (PFA) order, you must provide evidence in a comprehensive abuse petition that an incident of abuse has occurred immediately preceding the filing of the petition. With your initial petition, you can request that the abuser be evicted from your home, that a temporary child custody order be put in place, and that the abuser relinquish any weapons.
In order to receive a Final Protection from Abuse order you will need to go to court, and present your case. The accused party will likely be present to defend him or herself. The other party with either admit to the abuse, deny that abuse occurred and go to trial, or make an agreement without admission. This means he or she agrees to stay away from you but does not admit guilt. The Final Protection from Abuse order can include all the earlier designations as well as order interim financial support.
Defend Against False Claims of Domestic Abuse
Unfortunately, some people make false or exaggerated claims of domestic violence in order to get a partner removed from the home in a custody or divorce action. This is extremely unfair. It can do tremendous damage to a person's career, even preventing that person from getting or keeping certain jobs. It can damage the person's standing in a child custody case, and it can temporarily keep a person away from his or her children.
If you have been falsely accused of domestic abuse, attorney Schwarz can defend you in a Protection from Abuse action.
Exceptional Service in a Convenient Location
Ms. Schwarz is a strong advocate for her clients, whether protecting a client from abuse or defending a client wrongly charged with abuse. She is prepared to defend you whether you are fearful for your safety or that of your children, or if your rights are being violated by a false charge.
When you contact our office, you will speak directly with Stacy Schwarz. For prompt, caring and personal attention from an experienced family lawyer, call (215) 241-1117 or contact our law office online.