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Family of Four - Parents and Two Children.

This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Self Help or Pro Se Forms in Pennsylvania.

County-specific forms, in alphabetical order, appear after some general use forms. To view only forms for your county, set your location from the box at the top of the right column

  • 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
  • Divorce 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 divorce proceedings may be obtained on this page of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania’s website. Read More

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Criminal Record and Abuse History in Custody Actions with Instructions PDF

    Beginning in September 2013 any person filing a complaint for custody, or any petition for modification for custody must also file a verification regarding any criminal or abuse history of the petitioner and anyone living in the petitioner’s household. This form, completed and filed following the included instructions, may be used to satisfy this requirement. [PDF] Content Detail

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Adams County Self Help Forms

    This information is designed to provide individuals with guidance and understanding of the legal procedures and rules for filing Family Law, Civil Law, Juvenile and Orphans' Court actions in Adams County, Pennsylvania Content Detail

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    Adams County Website
  • Beaver County Forms

    Links to forms that may be used in Beaver county. Content Detail

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    Beaver County Law Library
  • Perry County: Court Forms

    Forms for use in the Perry County Court of Common Pleas Content Detail

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    Perry County Court of Common Pleas
  • Pike County: Court Forms

    Click on "Commonly Used Forms" for links to forms available for use in Custody proceedings. Content Detail

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    Pike County Courts
  • Pennsylvania: Complaint for Support

    This will link you to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a "Complaint for Support," which you can use if you want support for your children (child support) and/or support for yourself (spousal support). You must file separate complaints against each father. The site will ask you a series of questions about your situation and then create a complaint for YOU based on YOUR ANSWERS. The complaint can then be printed and filed in your local court. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form. Read More

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    Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • Pennsylvania: Notice of Relocation

    This will link you to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a "Notice of Relocation," which you can use if you have physical custody of a child and you wish to move with the child to another residence, where your move will significantly impair the ability of someone else to exercise his or her custodial rights. The site will ask you a series of questions about your situation and then create documents for YOU based on YOUR ANSWERS. The notice can then be mailed to the person who has custodial rights. The form also generates detailed instructions, a Counter-Affidavit Regarding Relocation, and a Petition To Confirm Relocation. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form. Read More

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    Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • Pennsylvania: Petition for Contempt of Custody

    This will link you to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a "Petition for Contempt of Custody," which you can use if you are a party to a current custody order and the other party violates the order. If you also want to change the custody order, you must file a Petition To Modify Custody in addition to a Petition for Contempt of Custody. The site will ask you a series of questions about your situation and then create a petition for YOU based on YOUR ANSWERS. The petition can then be printed and filed in your local court. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form. Read More

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    Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • Pennsylvania: Petition for Contempt of Support

    This will link you to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a "Petition for Contempt of Support," which you can use if you are a party to a current support order and the other party violates the order. If you also want to change the support order, you must file a Petition To Modify Support in addition to a Petition for Contempt of Support. The site will ask you a series of questions about your situation and then create a petition for YOU based on YOUR ANSWERS. The petition can then be printed and filed in your local court. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form. Read More

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    Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • Pennsylvania: Petition for Guardianship of Minor Children

    Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a "Petition for Guardianship of Minor Children", which is for people who have children in their care, but are NOT the parents of the children. Guardianship is appropriate when the parents of the children are no longer available or able to care for the children, such as when the parents are dead or missing, or have serious drug, alcohol, or mental problems. The site will ask you a series of questions about the children's situation and then create a petition for YOU based on YOUR ANSWERS. The petition can then be printed and filed in your local court. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form. IMPORTANT: To use this form, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser and Microsoft Word as your word processor. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
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  • Pennsylvania: Petition to Modify Support

    This will link you to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a "Petition To Modify Support," which you can use if you are a party to a current support order and you want to ask for a change (increase/decrease) or to stop the order. The site will ask you a series of questions about your situation and then create a petition for YOU based on YOUR ANSWERS. The petition can then be printed and filed in your local court. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form. Read More

    By:
    Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • Philadelphia County: Court Forms - Philadelphia Courts, First Judicial District

    Forms that may be used in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Content Detail

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    Philadelphia Courts, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • Warren and Forest Counties: Download Forms

    Forms for use in the 37th Judicial District of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Warren and Forest Counties. Content Detail

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    Warren-Forest Court of Common Pleas