Category: Protection from Abuse – PFA

Can I Prevent My Spouse from Contacting Me at Work?

May 29, 2020 | Attorney Videos, Blog, Protection from Abuse - PFA

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Can you prevent your spouse from contacting you at work? Pittsburgh divorce attorney Joseph R. Williams explains when harassment and abuse are present at a place of employment, a Protection from Abuse or PFA can help enforce certain no-contact perimeters. This can be especially helpful if the harassment is intervening with the spouse’s livelihood.     Joe joined Pollock Begg as a law clerk in 2008, was promoted to associate […]

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What Remedies Can Provide Faster Protection During a Divorce?

May 22, 2020 | Attorney Videos, Blog, Divorce, Protection from Abuse - PFA

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Joseph R. Williams, Pittsburgh divorce attorney and Pollock Begg partner, discusses how to receive protection quickly during divorce proceedings.  A Protection from Abuse filing, or PFA, allows you to have access to the courtroom in an expedient manner. Within 10 days, you receive a hearing which can give you some interim relief you might be seeking prior your divorce being finalized. Williams joined Pollock Begg as a law clerk in […]

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Too Much Sex is Grounds for Restraining Order

January 12, 2014 | Blog, Court Decisions, Divorce, Protection from Abuse - PFA

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One of the first published family law decisions this year is Boykai v. Young, 2014 PA Super 4  (January 7, 2014), a protection from abuse action arising from Bucks County. In Boykai, a husband was evicted from the marital residence and prohibited from having any contact with his wife for a period of one year, based upon evidence that he forced her to have too much sex. During the marriage, according […]

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Video Trumps Trooper Testimony in PFA Proceeding

October 17, 2013 | Blog, Court Decisions, Protection from Abuse - PFA

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A non-precedential opinion of the Superior Court affirms the decision of a Lackawanna County court, which granted a Protection from Abuse order against the father of two young children. In E.B. v. H.S., No. 1906 MDA 2012 (October 1, 2013), the Father appealed a decision that granted a PFA against him, enjoining contact with his wife or two young children until they should be interviewed by a guardian ad litem. The […]

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