PFA & Domestic Violence

Pennsylvania PFA and Domestic Violence Attorney

Melissa R. Montgomery, LLC provides compassionate care during serious times of need, including abuse and safety cases. Whether you’re being abused or have been wrongly accused in a PFA claim, Melissa and her staff are here to help you. Your safety and peace of mind is our number one priority at all times. We have handled domestic violence cases between husbands and wives, domestic partners, individuals in a romantic relationship, immediate family members, former spouses or domestic partners, and parents of a child, regardless of cohabitation. There is not much we haven’t seen, so give us a call today so we can get you on the road to happier days.

Your trusted domestic violence lawyer

When people are served a PFA, they often have no idea that it’s coming. They are then evicted from their home with only the clothes on their back. Melissa R. Montgomery is here to make that process as pain-free as possible by providing details of what should be expected at the hearing, as well as helping to facilitate the process of retrieving clothes, business equipment, and anything else that is needed from the home.

If you’re the one filing a PFA or domestic violence claim, Melissa will help walk you through all the processes and offer legal guidance as needed. Melissa and her team will provide you with the details for your hearing and answer any questions that you might have.

Still have questions? Check out our handy PFA and Domestic Violence FAQs or give us a call!

Can the person who filed the PFA still contact the person whom they filed the PFA against?

Yes, they are still able to contact you, but be aware that, if you answer, the person may state that you violated the PFA, which can result in a criminal charge. It’s best to ignore calls and texts, and block their number if necessary.


We can get back to you within 24 hours during the week. Contact us on the weekend, and we’ll schedule something by the next business day!


Melissa is an excellent attorney and did a great job with my complicated custody case. First and foremost, she gets back to you in a timely manner and is always ready and willing to answer your questions. Communication is never an issue with her as she will respond back to you via email or by phone. Her attention to detail is outstanding and she makes sure I was “in the know” with my case. Melissa’s paralegal is great as well. If you are looking for a caring, honest, well prepared, professional, and successful attorney, Ms. Montgomery would be a great choice for you. I would strongly recommend Melissa if you are looking for a knowledgeable, confident attorney who has your best interest in mind.

— Jeff G, client


Melissa & her paralegal, Jenn were a great team to have advocating my case. Courteous, honest, very organized, trustworthy, answering questions thoroughly and clarifying areas I needed to understand. I was impressed with Melissa’s compassion yet setting forth a targeted plan of steps to help me move forward in all proceedings. Very respectful and concise. Calls always answered in a very timely manner and on time with all appointments. My time was honored by her expedient attention and follow through in all matters at hand. I will definitely recommend her Law Office to others.

— Lisa S., client


To sum up the Law Office of Melissa Montgomery in one word: wonderful. I have never dealt with such kind and considerate people. Jennifer, the paralegal, was incredibly helpful and her abilities exceeded my expectations. I truly recommend The Law Office of Melissa Montgomery to anyone who is in need of legal help. If another situation arises, this will be my first destination. Thank you Melissa and Jennifer for all of your help!

— Breanna, client