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Protecting victims of domestic violence in Philadelphia


Any resident of Philadelphia or anywhere else in the United States can be a target of domestic violence. There are times when a person can assume control over another person and if the situation remains unresolved, it can destroy everything. One of the most common forms of domestic violence is spousal abuse and, very often, the target of the spousal abuse chooses to remain silent.

Abuse can be sexual in nature, the person can be held against the person's will and it can cause physical injury to the victim. If a spouse is a victim of domestic violence or spousal abuse, the person will need to file a complaint. A restraining order or a Protection From Abuse Order needs to be issued against the person who is committing the violence. The victim of domestic violence may need the support of a knowledgeable attorney, who not only empathizes with the victim but also provides sound legal advice on what should be done.

A restraining order will order the abuser to surrender weapons and stay away from the victim. A restraining order is important because it directs the defendant to stay away from the victim and prevents the abuser from stalking the victim. Additionally, a PFA also has other uses.

The restraining order can also direct the abuser to pay the fees of the victim's attorneys, pay losses and it also grants temporary child custody and child support to the victims. An experienced attorney can provide advice on all matters related to domestic violence. Testa and Pagnanelli LLC has decades of experience in family law and can help the victims of domestic violence.

However, there are times when a person may falsely accuse the other person of domestic violence. In such a situation, an experienced attorney can also help protect the individual from the false accusation.

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