Pennsylvania does not have restraining orders. We do have protection from abuse orders (PFAs). These can be obtained on someone you reside with (household member), family member or a current or ex-intimate partner. There are 3 types of PFAs. The first is an emergency PFA, which is only good until the next business day. The second is a temporary PFA, which is good for 10 days and the 3rd is a Final PFA, which can be in effect for up to 36 months. Emergency PFAs can be obtained from the magistrate or after normal business hours or weekends, from night court. Temporary and Final PFAs are obtained from the family division in Pittsburgh.