Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who had been served with Protection From Abuse (PFA) papers by the mother of his child. After meeting with the client and his family, it was clear to Attorney McAllister that the allegations contained in the PFA were completely baseless and bogus. Nevertheless, the temporary PFA, which had been granted by the Court without our client having a chance to respond, prohibited our client from having ANY contact with his own child.
Therefore, at the PFA hearing several days later, Attorney McAllister was prepared to have a formal hearing in an effort to get the PFA dismissed. Once the PFA Plaintiff (the mother of our client’s child) became aware of this, she “requested” a continuance from the Judge so that she could have time to get additional witnesses. Attorney McAllister strongly objected to this request, and the Judge agreed with Attorney McAllister that there was no reason for any additional delay. The PFA Plaintiff knew that she didn’t have a case, and she ultimately decided to voluntarily withdraw the PFA against our client.
Our client was no longer prohibited from seeing his own child by the terms of the bogus PFA, and he was able to proceed with his custody case without the additional burden of the PFA. Needless to say, he was extremely grateful for the services of Ebner, Nevins & McAllister.
If you or someone you know is involved with a Protection from Abuse order / PFA, please contact us right away at 610-372-5128. A PFA can lead to probation, fines, and even jail time if not handled property.