How can individuals in Norristown, PA obtain protection from abuse?

Attorney Jack A. Rounick in Norristown, PA is a lawyer who handles many aspects of family court including protection from abuse. Individuals who are being abused sexually, physically or emotionally may be able to seek protection from these activities through the Pennsylvania Protection From Abuse Act. This act was set in place to avoid physical or emotional harm to individuals including children and relatives. It comes to individuals in the form of an order which is set forth to protect from a specific person who is abusing the victim.

There are several different Protection From Abuse orders available, including:

  • Emergency orders — emergency orders are for immediate needs, protecting individuals until the next business day to allow them to file in the court system during holidays and weekends. These are typically done only when the court is closed and are issued by the Magisterial District Judge or the Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge.
  • Temporary PFA orders — these particular kinds of orders are set while an abuse case is pending through the court system and a final hearing date has not been set for the permanent order.
  • Final PFA orders — these are the permanent orders set in place which list specific restrictions which may be extended or cancelled at any time.

Any abuser who breaks the PFA order may be jailed or face criminal fines, depending on the type of abuse, how it is broken, and the severity of the crime.

Individuals who are seeking protection from abuse are welcome to contact a legal practice such as that of Attorney Jack A. Rounick of Norristown, PA. His practice has helped many clients in finding success and protection from those who have been affecting their quality of life dramatically. The daily stress of avoiding abuse from those who are causing it can greatly reduce one’s self-esteem and make them feel as though they have no more control over their life. This is no longer the case. Individuals can now seek assistance with Attorney Jack A. Rounick and get started in seeking the legal protection necessary to get back to their life and live free from abuse.