Protection from abuse (PFA) orders are an important tool in helping domestic violence victims end the cycle of violent acts.

Conversely, the pursuit of these orders is one of the most abused mechanisms in our legal system.

Get the help of The Law Office of Theresa Ann Hartzell, P.C. for your domestic violence case. We have the skills and resources it takes to even the odds, whether you are a victim or have been wrongfully accused. Contact us today for the professional assistance you deserve.

Get to the Facts of PFA Pursuits

Theresa Ann Hartzell of The Law Office of Theresa Ann Hartzell, P.C. prides herself on being a tireless advocate for children and parents who have been victimized by domestic violence.

If you are being physically abused, threatened, stalked, or harassed, Theresa can help put an end to it. Taking the first step is often the most difficult part, but together we can end the cycle of violence.

Using PFAs As Shields, Not Swords

PFAs are meant to provide protection. Unfortunately, they are often used as a form of attack. False allegations can do more than simply damage your reputation. They can stop you from seeing your children if they are listed as abuse victims.

Lasting up to 3 years with the possibility of renewal, those who have been wrongfully accused of abuse face an uphill battle.

With 20 years of experience, we are able to identify possible wrongful allegations. Too many children are denied time with nurturing, loving parents who have been demonized through false accusations.

Call us at 484-452-6619 to schedule a consultation and receive the honest, caring help you need.

5 stars

Dear Theresa,
You have been priceless with helping my family through this difficult time. After filing for a PFA against my children’s father due to physical abuse, which seems like one of the worst emotional, traumatic, and hurtful experiences a parent and child can go through, she listens and tries to find all possible ways to keep a family united while ensuring the safety of all parties involved. I was so fearful, had so many questions, and sometimes got overwhelmed but Theresa walks you through the process and makes it feels bearable and less intimidating. She answered my questions, no matter how trivial (even after hours!), and when possible stopped all the multiple court hearings that interfered with my work schedule. The help I was looking for I found and I’m thankful that I do not have to face this hard time alone!
- Janean 1/30/17

Member of the PA Bar Association, Delaware County Bar Association, and Delaware County Family Law