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Legal Information: Pennsylvania
Updated: February 5, 2020
What is a protection from abuse order (PFA)?
A protection from abuse order is a paper that is signed by a judge and tells the abuser to stop the abuse or face serious legal consequences. It offers civil legal protection from domestic violence to both female and male victims.
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