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Harrisburg Domestic Violence Attorney

Handling Family Abuse Issues with Tact & Compassion

If you have suffered from any type of family violence or if your spouse or partner is alleging domestic violence, immediate legal action must be taken. Regardless of the circumstances of the situation, taking action to protect yourself is essential.

At Shaffer & Engle, we have extensive experience representing both sides of domestic violence allegations. We have protected the rights of individuals accused of family violence as well as those who want to protect themselves and their children against violent behavior. Our Harrisburg family law attorneys have more than 65 years of combined experience and are known for our compassionate representation.

Give us a call today at (717) 268-4287 to learn how we can protect your rights.

Common Examples of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can involve emotional abuse, a wide range of criminal offenses, manipulated finances, neglect, and more. Many of these behaviors are more obvious than others, such as physical violence which draws the attention of neighbors or bystanders. Others may be much more subtle or even involve the neglect or endangerment of shared children. If you have been the victim of family violence, we can help you seek protection.

A few examples of domestic violence include:

  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • Child abuse
  • Harassment
  • Verbal abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Physical assault

Seek Legal Help for Domestic Violence in Dauphin County

It is important to take action as quickly as possible after an incident of alleged family violence occurs. The sooner our Harrisburg domestic violence lawyers at Shaffer & Engle are able to begin investigating the accusation, the sooner we can seek protection for you. If you have been the victim of family violence, this may include a restraining order to keep the abusive party away from you or your child. You can trust us to provide you with the strong representation you deserve.

If you have questions about what our firm can do for you, please give us a call at (717) 268-4287. Call now and schedule a consultation with our domestic violence attorneys in Harrisburg.

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    “Hired the Law Office to handle the new Adam Walsh Act law going into effect December 20, 2012. State of PA and State Police was requiring that I register under the new law. Not only required to register but also changing my Tier level from Tier 1 to Tier Pending. Originally was required to register as a Tier 1 for 10 years but under the new law they were requiring to register for life. Attorney Engle took the case and fought from the day he was hired until the case was resolved. This is the only Law Firm I have dealt with that work diligently and kept us well informed throughout the case. Our case Won on two levels: 1. I am no longer required to register under the new Adam Walsh Act. 2. Successfully removed my name from the Sex Offender Registry. I am no longer listed on State or Federal Megan Law web site. I have worked with several Law firms over the past 10 years and Attorney Engle is the best Attorney. He treats you with respect, has a great personality, keeps you informed, makes you feel comfortable, and takes time to answer any questions. He fought for my rights where not too many attorneys out there will. AND he WON our case against the State Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Police. I will recommend this Law Firm to anyone that need legal representation no matter what the case might be. Big or small this is the law firm you want to hire. I cannot nor can anyone predict the same outcome but they will fight for your best interest.”

    Former client

  • Not only did Jeff know what he was doing, but he did everything that he said he would in a timely fashion.

    “Jeff is is fourth attorney that I have worked with regarding custody of my son. My previous attorneys were neither knowledgeable of the law as it applied to my case nor followed through on the actions they said they would take. Not only did Jeff know what he was doing, but he did everything that he said he would in a timely fashion. Given that my case involved an international relocation, allocation of sole custody for residency purposes...”

    Anonymous

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    “Jeff has helped me in the past with 3 speeding tickets and I know he is a good person.”

    DM

  • Mr. Engle took my matter as if it were his own and followed through to the end.

    “I contacted Mr. Engle back in August. My custody case had originated in Delaware in 2013 and was the final hearing was held in May of 2015. After the other party objected DE having jurisdiction, he took matters into his own hands and got PA involved - where he lives. In a panic I called Mr. Engle after being referred to him by my DE attorney. Even though I wasn't a client and I did not have an appointment scheduled, Mr Engle took the time out to hear the background information, calm me down and come to, what I thought, was a good conclusion. Fast forward 4 months later and every email, phone call and frantic visit to his office was greeted with kindness and patience...and if he was unavailable, his staff showed the same warm professionalism. I could be sure that I would hear back from him within the same business day - sometimes even on his downtime after hours - or first thing in the morning. Mr. Engle took my matter as if it were his own and followed through to the end. I would not hesitate to call on Mr. Engle again if the occasion ever arose.”

    Rebekah

  • They handled everything beautifully and were able to minimize our anxiety throughout a difficult process.

    “Jeff is the fourth attorney that I have worked with regarding custody of my son. My previous attorneys were neither knowledgeable of the law as it applied to my case nor followed through on the actions they said they would take. Not only did Jeff know what he was doing, but he did everything that he said he would in a timely fashion. Given that my case involved an international relocation, allocation of sole custody for residency purposes abroad, and a non-custodial parent who was anything but cooperative, there was a high likelihood that my case would be unsuccessful with even the potential of being ordered to return to the US to maintain physical custody of my son. Today my child and I are happily living abroad and I was able to obtain the residency permit for my son to remain here. I attribute the success of my case to Jeff and his firm. They handled everything beautifully and were able to minimize our anxiety throughout a difficult process. Thank you!”

    Former Client