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Custody and Guardianship of Children

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Family of four - Parents and two chidren.

This section of PALawHelp.org has information and
resources about
Custody and Guardianship of Children
issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Child Custody

    Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. on rights relating to custody and visitation of children. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
  • Custody

    Chapter 5 of Family Law Manual, developed by North Penn Legal Services. [PDF] Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Custody Proceedings - Representing Yourself: Forms and Information from the Pennsylvania Courts

    Free online information is available from the Pennsylvania Courts website to assist the growing number of Pennsylvanians who want to file their own family law cases in courts across the state. Standardized court forms for child custody proceedings may be obtained on this page of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania’s website. Included are forms for both parents and third parties, including grandparents. Read More

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Local Forms and Self-Help Information

    For local forms and information for your county, click to see the SELF-HELP FORMS AND INFORMATION sub-topic. Counties are listed alphabetically after some generally applicable forms or you can set your location on the page to see only forms applicable for that location. Content Detail

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    PALawHELP.org
  • Child Custody Relocation - Changing the Residence of Your Child (Northwestern Pennsylvania)

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services on your obligations when you change the residence of a child in your physical custody. Included are forms and instructions for use in the following counties in northwestern Pennsylvania: Crawford; Erie; Mercer; and Venango, as well as a way to generate the necessary forms in any county in Pennsylvania. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Child Custody

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on child custody proceedings and the child custody process. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • General Information On Custody and Visitation

    Definitions and general information on custody and visitation from Northwestern Legal Services. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • General Pennsylvania Law About Custody

    General information on custody law in Pennsylvania Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Preparing for a Custody Hearing - Pennsylvania (Video)

    This video explains what happens at a child custody hearing, describes the "best interest of the child" standard, and gives you tips on how to obtain the custody order you want. The video is part of Philadelphia Legal Assistance's "Make Your Case" video series. Read More

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    Philadelphia Legal Assistance
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  • Child Custody Video Workshop - North Penn Legal Services

    This video workshop from North Penn Legal Services provided basic information about child custody and visitation and describes how custody disputes are handled throgh the courts or through negotiation or mediation. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Custody - Myths & Facts

    Information from MidPenn Legal Services on the true facts regarding child custody law. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Overview of Custody - Guidelines of Conduct

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services on the guidelines of conduct surrounding child custody. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Custody Update 2014 (Video)

    This video from North Penn Legal Services, presented by Ellen Kramer of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, provides updated information for issues related to custody relocation and the factors a court needs to consider in any custody case. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Filing for Custody or Modifying a Custody Order in Northwestern Pennsylvania (Video and Forms)

    Northwestern Legal Services provides this video overview of how to file for custody or modify a custody order in northwestern Pennsylvania and forms for proceeding in the following counties: Cameron; Crawford; Elk; Erie; Forest; Mercer; McKean; Venango; and Warren. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Family Law for Teen Parents

    Family Law for Teen Parents is a complete guide from Philadelphia Legal Assistance for teen parents about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to paternity, child custody, child support, protection from abuse, and emancipation. The guide features easy-to-follow graphics and plenty of real-world examples, targeted towards teen parents and their advocates, and includes a resource guide for teens who need extra help. [PDF] Read More

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    Philadelphia Legal Assistance