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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.

What Our
Clients Have to Say

  • Outcome of the case was the best possible under the circumstances.

    “Very professional and upfront. Reviewed the facts of my case with me in a realistic manner and gave me excellent advice. Did not push hiring the firm on me but let me know exactly what I needed to do if I chose to have her firm represent me. Outcome of the case was the best possible under the circumstances. Well done and thank you!”

    TP

  • 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

  • Her work was impeccable and impressive.

    “Elisabeth was more than a great lawyer. She was thorough and always made us feel important. Her work was impeccable and impressive. She went above and beyond what we expected. Our situation was stressful but she made us feel confident and we could tell she cares. I'm so happy she was on our team - she is the tough lawyer you want fighting for you!”

    Anonymous

  • Very professional, knowledgeable and straight to the point. No hesitation what so ever on how or why they tackle your case.

    “Jeff and the practice Shaffer & Engle Law are outstanding at what they do in the court room. Very professional, knowledgeable and straight to the point. No hesitation what so ever on how or why they tackle your case. They answer their emails, phone and texts promptly as they should with any retainer lawyer. I highly recommend them for any judicial system issue.”

    Mike

  • Jeff is very up front about his experience, results and belief in the success or possible issues with your case.

    “From the minute you call Jeff Engle's office, you are treated with first class respect and service. Jeff is very up front about his experience, results and belief in the success or possible issues with your case. From the time of retainment, Jeff's use of electronic forms of communication keep you up to date to the minute whenever there are developments and progress in your case. This type of communication is nearly unheard of in ANY proffession. Many times, I knew that Jeff was taking his personal time to communicate with me. Jeff presents himself as a very knowledgeable and able attorney with sincere personal interest in the success of your case. During times of uncertainty, having someone of Jeff's demeanor at your side will simply make you feel that no matter what the outcome may be, he is right there with you. There was not one time during the course of my case that I felt Jeff was not thoughful and prepared for. I cannot say enough for the level of professionalism this man presents while representing you as a client.”

    Kevin