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Legal Information: Pennsylvania
Updated: February 5, 2020
Who can get a protection from abuse order (PFA)?
If you are an adult (person 18 or over) or emancipated minor, you can seek legal protection from acts of domestic abuse done to you or your minor child by a family or household member, which includes:
- your husband or ex-husband;
- your wife or ex-wife;
- a person who lives or lived with you as a spouse;
- your brother or sister;
- your parent or child;
- a family member related to you by blood or marriage;
- a current or former sexual or intimate partner; and
- someone with whom you have a child in common.1
1 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6102(a)
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