New Rule effective April 10, 2019 changes the Notice and Order regarding Protection Orders in Pennsylvania

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New Rule effective April 10, 2019 changes the Notice and Order regarding Protection Orders in Pennsylvania. The new Order states a Protection Order entered by the Court may be considered in subsequent proceedings under the Child Protective Services Law. The new Order also addresses Contempt sanctions of fines of to $1,000 and/or six months in jail, and the right to call witnesses on the defendant’s behalf, including subpoenaing witnesses to testify on the defendant’s behalf. The PFA also requires a reporting of whether there has been an indicated finding of abuse under the Child Protective Laws. The PFA Order also allows the State Police, municipal police or sheriff to accompany the Plaintiff to his/her residence to retrieve personal belongings.

If you have questions regarding this new rule, please call our offices at 610.272.5555.

See the fully revised Order here: http://tinyurl.com/NewRulesPFA