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Me and my girl friend put a pfa on each other . we want to drop them and go to counseling

Butler, PA |

we have reconciled and wanting to start counseling

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You and your girlfriend should show up on the day of the hearing and let the judge or his/her clerk know that you both want to dismiss the PFA's. The judge may still bring you into the courtroom and ask you both questions about why you want the PFAs dismissed and if you both feel safe enough to do so.

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If a permanant order has not been entered, you should both appear on the hearing date and late the court know of your intentions. If this does not work, you should hire an attorney to have the matter resolved.

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I agree with my colleagues. Also remember these are still active orders by the court until they are formally dismissed by the Court. Therefore, I highly recommend complying with the order or risk the possibility of being charge with an indirect criminal contempt.

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