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Legal Information: Pennsylvania

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
February 5, 2020

How much does it cost?

You will not be required to pay any fees when you file a petition for a protection from abuse order. If you are granted a PFA, the judge may require the defendant to pay all the fees of filing and service as well as an additional $100, which goes towards enforcement of domestic violence laws.1

1 23 Pa.C.S.A.§ 6106(b)-(d)