Protection From Abuse

Domestic violence in Pennsylvania is taken very seriously. In fact, several separate criminal charges can apply in domestic violence cases.

Topinka Law provides representation for both for victims and defendants in these cases. We know how abuse and allegations of abuse affect families. We care about the safety of you and your children and what happens to your family going forward.

Call our State College office for a free consultation at 814-954-1169.

Protections Available For Victims Of Abuse

Your safety, and your family's safety, is our concern. Our family law office can assist victim of domestic abuse in several ways, including:

  • Apply for Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders for yourself and your children.
  • Assist client in privacy and safety efforts such as joining the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP). This allows victims to have an address such as a P.O. box rather than using their actual physical address for receiving mail.
  • File civil suits against the perpetrators of the abuse for pain and suffering inflicted as well as medical bills and other losses.
  • Modify child custody orders and spousal support orders, if applicable.

Our family lawyer provides diligent representation from the beginning of the legal process to final hearing.

Defense For Allegations Of Abuse

Our firm can assist with your defense against domestic violence accusations. Some of the defense strategies we use include:

  • Filing motion for wrongfully named as defendant — This plan can sometimes be a strategic legal advantage when filed.
  • Arguing far-reaching consequences — This defense is often used when child custody and divorce matters are involved.
  • Aggressive, diligent defense counsel — Whatever your circumstance for the domestic violence charges, your best defense strategy is to hire an experienced PFA attorney.

Get Experienced Help With Family Legal Issues

Attorney Barbara Topinka received the Liberty University School of Law Juvenile and Family Law Award and also earned the Family Law Section Award from the Virginia State Bar. She is known for her diligence and passion in helping clients and their families resolve family law issues. Call her Pennsylvania law office today to find out how she can assist in your legal matter at 814-954-1169. You can also email her firm to explain your issue or request an appointment.