Lawyers Handling Protection from Abuse Orders
We’re in Georgetown, Delaware and are ready to help you
If you are a victim of domestic abuse in Delaware and need protection from your abuser, the experienced domestic violence attorneys at the Law Office of Edward C. Gill, P.A. can help. No one should have to endure abuse. We can help you take legal action to help protect you from further harm.
One of our experienced attorneys can help you petition for a protection from abuse (PFA) order from the court. We know that this is a difficult and frightening situation and are committed to helping you stay safe. Our attorneys can guide you through the process every step of the way and explain your options.
Experienced lawyers committed to helping you stay safe
You are eligible to petition for a PFA order from an abuser who is:
- A spouse or former spouse
- Someone you lived with as a couple
- Someone with whom you have a child
- Someone you are dating or dated in the past
- A relative
The first step is to petition for an emergency order. This is to help protect you and any children you have from immediate danger. It can be based on actual acts of mental, emotional or physical abuse, or perceived threats. These orders are often granted right away. The other person is notified and ordered not to have any contact with you.
A hearing will be scheduled, usually within a week, to determine if a permanent PFA order should be issued. During this hearing, you will have the opportunity to present evidence of abuse or threats that you experienced. A judge will rule on whether not a permanent PFA is warranted. If issued, the PFA may be in effect for up to two years.
It’s important to know that during the hearing, the person who has been threatening or abusing you has the right to respond and challenge the order. But one of our attorneys will be by your side and will fight for your rights.
Our lawyers will stand up for you
We know this process can be extremely stressful. That’s why we gather the facts and build a strong case to show why a PFA should be granted. Our lawyers know the type of evidence that judges are looking for before granting a permanent PFA order. We have the experience and legal knowledge necessary to get the results you need.
If you fear for your safety and believe you need legal protection from a person who is abusing or threatening you, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. One of our attorneys is ready to talk to you about your situation and go over your options. We are committed to doing everything we can to help you stay safe.
People throughout Sussex County have turned to our law firm to handle their legal matters since our founding in 1983. They know that we listen and are dedicated to helping them get the best possible outcome. We take cases involving domestic abuse very seriously and are ready to help you petition for legal protection.