Spivak Law Firm | Pittsburgh, PA

Based in Pittsburgh, PA


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PFA Defense Strategy Law Firm

At Spivak Law Firm, we provide strong, aggressive defense at Protection from Abuse (PFA) hearings.

Each county has different local rules and customs for PFA hearings. For instance, cases in Allegheny County frequently settle without need for a formal hearing. Many of our defendants never go before a judge or even see the inside of a courtroom. We are tough negotiators and often succeed in facilitating an agreement to withdraw or dismiss the PFA and replace it with an agreement to have no contact.

We understand that the PFA system is sometimes abused. Some accusers inappropriately file PFAs with exaggerated claims or outright lies in an attempt to gain leverage in child custody or divorce proceedings. We go through cases with a fine-tooth comb to expose exaggerations, lies, and ulterior motives for the accuser seeking the PFA. 

We also understand that people sometimes behave in ways they later regret, and we can help you navigate the PFA process while preserving your rights and reputation.

To schedule a free consultation with an experienced PFA lawyer, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

PFA Strategy for Victims of Abuse

A PFA Order is a powerful tool that can:

  • Evict the abuser from your household;
  • Prohibit the abuser from contacting you;
  • Restrict The abuser from you and your children;
  • Order the abuser to pay interim financial support; and
  • Ban the abuser from possessing a firearm.

We are skilled trial attorneys and tough negotiators. We understand that some of our clients don’t want to re-live the traumatic events that led to the PFA through a stressful trial. Oftentimes, we are able to negotiate settlement for a Final PFA or a months-long extension of the Temporary PFA while obtaining a custody schedule that protects your children.

Spivak Law Firm handles all areas of family law and criminal defense with a special focus on child custody and domestic abuse. For a free consultation, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.

Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today

Call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.

Spivak Law Firm represents clients in Pittsburgh and all surrounding counties, including: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County and Westmoreland County. We accept cases in Armstrong County, Clarion County, Crawford County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Somerset County and Venango County.