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Can a lawyer file a restraint or pfa for you

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Can a lawyer file a restraint or pfa for you
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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

There are attorneys who will file a restraining order for their clients, yes. The client would typically have to go to court to testify as to the events that give rise to the request, but the lawyer can make all the arguments and help lead the testimony.

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Is there a difference between a restraining order and pfa
Family Lawyer: Lucy, Esq., Lawyer replied 7 months ago

A PFA is a type of restraining order. All PFAs are restraining orders, but not all restraining orders are PFAs. There are other types that order a person to refrain from engaging in certain activities - such as selling a property while a case is pending.

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