A protection from abuse order is a civil order that provides protection from harm by family or household members, sexual or intimate partners, or someone with whom you have a child in common.
You can file your petition for a protection from abuse order with the Court of Common Pleas in the county where you live (permanently or temporarily), where you work, in any county where the abuser can be served (i.e., where s/he lives or works), or in the county where the abuse took place.
Drexel Civil Litigation Field Clinic
Same as the Family Law Unit.
Applicant must be LSC eligible and a resident of Philadelphia.Funded By: Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I file for a protection from abuse order?