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Sensitive And Compassionate Domestic Violence Representation

Domestic violence causes terrible physical, emotional and psychological harm to affected families. Nobody should have to live with the threat of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Meanwhile, an accusation of abuse, true or not, can take away your relationship with your children and ruin your reputation.

At the Law Office of Lance T. Marshall, I help people affected by domestic violence and those accused of abuse. I understand how sensitive and emotional these matters are. I work diligently and respectfully to balance the need to keep your family safe with your parental rights.

The Family Law Side Of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a criminal matter, but it also impacts family law. Pennsylvania’s Protection From Abuse order (PFA), commonly known as a restraining order, gives individuals legal protection for themselves and their children. A parent or spouse accused of domestic violence has the right to contest a permanent PFA that would limit their right to see their children or choose where they live. Whether you need a PFA or are defending yourself against a possible order, I can represent you in court and work toward a just outcome.

PFAs are often a factor in divorce when one or both spouses make abuse accusations. Domestic violence usually affects child custody and parenting time disputes. I will incorporate this factor into my strategy for preserving your physical and legal custody rights and putting your children’s well-being first.

By Your Side Until The End

You do not have to go through the legal aspects of a domestic violence situation by yourself. I will listen to your side of the story without judgment and explain how the law applies. We will work closely together until the matter is resolved. Call me at 814-308-0422 or contact me online to schedule a confidential initial consultation. My office is in State College, and I represent clients throughout Central Pennsylvania.