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    Default PFA- getting guns back

    Long story short- im going through a divorce. Wife wanted the house. I said no. She made up a bunch of lies to file a PFA against me. Attorney advised to agree out of court to a 6-month PFA(claimed with the womens rights crap going on and owning scary black guns it wasnt worth risking 3 years of a PFA if she agreed to 6 months)

    So it expired on April 16th. I have been calling the Cumberland County Sheriff only to get no response back. The lady that answers tells me that they need to do some paperwork before I get them back. So I tell her to transfer me to the sheriff and thats where it stops. Can anyone help me with what to do? I know I can contact my attorney but I was trying to save some money if someone here could help me out. Thanks. Ryan

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    Pm Gunlawyer he is a moderator. You may need to file some paperwork and its best to do that with guidance, then you wont loose your rights.
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    Default Re: PFA- getting guns back

    That's a really unfortunate situation, I hope everything works out for you in the end. Gunlawer or SigForLife should be able to offer some good legal advice.

    It should be noted that if it's this easy to get jammed up just going through a divorce, imagine what could happen if PA passes red flag laws.

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    Default Re: PFA- getting guns back

    This is standard operating procedure these days for divorces.

    I'd get an attorney and that should expedite the process.

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    I have an attorney. I was just trying to save the $400/hr to get my guns back. If I need to its fine.

    Id love to share more but the process is still going on so I cant.

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    Default Re: PFA- getting guns back

    Keep in mind that PA law allows for the recoup of money spent on Attorneys to get your guns back from the police (or Sheriff) if you need to go to court to push the issue. Unfortunately, it's after midnight and I'm not going to research and cite the PA CS18 61xx statute, but it's there if you care to do some reading!
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    Marriage is the most binding financial contract one can enter.
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    Default Re: PFA- getting guns back

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryancanon View Post
    I have an attorney. I was just trying to save the $400/hr to get my guns back. If I need to its fine.

    Id love to share more but the process is still going on so I cant.
    While it shouldn't be necessary, it seems that "get a court order" is the default response, rather than noting the date on the paperwork, and the calendar, and returning them because there is no longer a legally valid reason to NOT do so.

    When it became apparent (years ago) that I was headed for divorce, I immediately transferred all my firearms to my father, and documented the transactions with notarized documents. I was never subject to a PFA, but it was a simple and inexpensive insurance policy that I'd recommend to anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pens87pgh View Post
    ...imagine what could happen if PA passes red flag laws.
    PA already has a red flag law, its called a PFA. Same thing happens with both, she swears out a statement and they go and collect your guns. Saw it happen back in 2013 to a friend. NOTHING different.

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    Default Re: PFA- getting guns back

    You should have given her the house, cheaper in the long run. Been there, once.

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