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Protection From Abuse (PFA)

Secondary Sources

Secondary Legal Sources may restate the law, but they also discuss, analyze, describe, explain, or critique it as well.  These include reference works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias, books, treatises, theses and dissertations, journal articles, loose-leaf publications, indexes and abstracts.

Treatises, not to be confused with treaties, are book-length expositions on the law as it pertains to a particular subject. Treatises may be scholarly in nature, such as Murray on Contracts, or they may be geared toward a legal practitioner, such as a manual or handbook.


1.  Encyclopedias

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia, 2d  Stack 23

    • Domestic Violence - vol. 32 Mag Judg  22, 42 et seq.,
    • Protection from Abuse Act, vol. 20 , Crim Law 1541, 1542

            Standard Pennsylvania Practice 2d.  Landlord and tenant  KFP530.S7 Stack 38

            Summary of Pennsylvania Jurisprudence 2d.  Vol. 8 Property.  KFP65.L42 Stack 22

2.  Citators

Shepard’s Pennsylvania Citations  Stack 22

KeyCite (Westlaw) online


3.  Book Subjects

  •   Domestic Relations – Law and Legislation – Pennsylvania
  •   Divorce - Law and Legislation - Pennsylvania 
  •    ALSO, browse the Main Reading Room shelves at KFP 94  Stack


4.  Forms

  • Civil / Family Court Forms, Filing Fees & FAQs

  • Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania Forms Stack 24

 Vol. 9 Protection from Abuse, Chapter 108 KFP68.M4

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Library of Pennsylvania Family Law Forms by Joseph Britton.  KFP 94 .A65 B75 2017

  • West’s Pennsylvania Forms. Stack Vol. 4  Domestic Abuse, Chapter 11, KFP68.W48 

5.  Introductory Resources

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Pennsylvania Family Law:  Practice and Procedure  Stack by Joanne Ross Wilder

West’s Pennsylvania Practice.  KFP 80 .W47 Vol. 17 2019 (2021 Suppl)

  • Goodrich –Amram 2d  Stack 38 Rule 1900 


  1. Treatises (2012 or newer)
  • ​​​​​​​Bisel’s Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Lawsource. Stack ?  KFP94 .B57 2021