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Compassionate Domestic Violence Legal Representation

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The short-term and long-term consequences of domestic abuse for victims and families are enormous. It is difficult to overstate the costs of such abuse as it often tears families apart.

If you or your family has been affected by such a devastating occurrence, Petrelli Previtera, LLC can help you protect yourself during such an extremely difficult time. Our family law lawyers have extensive experience helping others cope with this issue. We also have access to the kind of resources you need to help deal with occurrences of domestic violence.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic abuse comes in a variety of forms and affects a tremendously large number of families. Pennsylvania defines domestic violence as intentional acts that cause bodily injury to someone in the household or intentionally causing these individuals to fear that bodily injury will occur. It can come in the form of verbal, emotional or physical abuse. By members of the household, we mean:

  • Spouses or ex-spouses
  • Domestic partners and former domestic partners
  • Current or former roommates
  • Parents and children
  • Blood relatives
  • Individuals related through marriage

Responding to a domestic violence issue often involves law enforcement officers and social workers. Hearings for domestic violence occur in both Pennsylvania’s criminal and civil courts.

Additional Questions

How do I get a protection order for domestic violence?

You may petition the court for a protection from abuse (PFA) order in the state of Pennsylvania if you have been a victim of domestic violence. Your attorney can help you present evidence to the judge to get your order granted and seek other protective measures where necessary.

Philadelphia Spousal Abuse Attorneys

A Protection from Abuse Order (commonly called a PFA), protects victims from physical and verbal abuse, harassment, and stalking. These orders are taken very seriously by the courts and the individuals they protect. If you have been served with a PFA or are seeking to put one in place, we can help you navigate the emotional process.

At Petrelli Previtera, LLC, we can advise you as either the plaintiff or the defendant regarding your rights and legal options. We will review how a PFA can affect other areas of your life such as child custody considerations. We will work toward providing you with the best possible outcome.

Contact Our Law Firm To Learn More

Do not let your fear stand in the way of protecting yourself. Let Petrelli Previtera, LLC shoulder some of that burden. We know how frightening and overwhelming domestic violence can be for your family. Contact our law office by calling 866-465-5395 to set up a consultation.

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients have to say about working with us. Please note, results may vary based on individual circumstances.

Melinda Previtera, Esq. came highly recommended to our family. Her knowledge base, professionalism, and compassion paved the way for a successful outcome. Melinda is efficient, detailed, and informative. She helps manage expectations, and postures her client for a fair and equitable result. We are happy to recommend Melinda!

Jennifer A.

My experience was very good. Everyone was professional and attentive to my needs, keeping me updated every step of the way. I couldn’t ask for a better result, highly recommended.

David R.

My marriage life has been a hell for me for the past four years until I decided to put an end to what has to be ended. Choosing a lawyer was another additional stressful part of the long process. I’m so glad that I’ve found the right one for me at Petrelli Previtera. Life isn’t always fair, but at least having her in my corner, felt even better. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

Caitlin B.

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Bethesda4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda MD 20814(301) 234-7409view details
Maryland5425 Wisconsin Ave Chevy Chase, MD 20815(301) 889-8085view details
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