Pennsylvania

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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.
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  • Pennsylvania: Complaint for Custody

    This custody form is for PARENTS only. Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can create a "Complaint for Custody" that you can use to start a NEW custody case. The site will ask you a series of questions about your custody situation and then create a custody complaint for YOU based on YOUR ANSWERS. This complaint 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
  • Pennsylvania: Petition for Modification or Contempt of a Custody Order

    This custody form is for PARENTS only. Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can create a "Petition for Modification or Contempt of a Custody Order" that can be used to ask a court to change or enforce a custody order that is ALREADY IN EFFECT. The site will ask you a series of questions about your custody situation and the existing order, and then create a petition for YOU based on YOUR ANSWERS. This 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
  • 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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  • 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. Content Detail

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • 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: 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: 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 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

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    Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • Adams County - Self Help Forms

    This information is designed to help individuals gain an understanding of the legal procedures and rules for filing a Divorce, Custody, Support, Paternity, or Protection from Abuse action in Adams County, Pennsylvania Content Detail

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    Adams County Court of Common Pleas
  • Allegheny County: Child Custody Client Information Packet

    The custody client information packet is available for you to download and print if you want more information on how custody cases move through the system and what steps you need to follow. If you are considering filing a custody complaint or have more questions about the program, it is an excellent place to start. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
  • Armstrong County: Handbook for Self-Represented Litigants

    This Handbook gives you tips on how to represent yourself in Armstrong County; tells you why you should never try to communicate with a judge about your case except in the courtroom; gives you some insight into what your realistic expectations should be; and provides you with certain important names, addresses and telephone numbers. Content Detail

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    Armstrong County Court of Common Pleas
  • Beaver County Law Library

    This site provides links to the Beaver County Pro Se Center and Forms that are available for use in the Courts of Beaver County. Content Detail

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    Beaver County Court of Common Pleas
  • Berks County Court of Common Pleas - Family Court Division

    Information and forms from the Berks County Family Court Division. Content Detail

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    Berks County Court of Common Pleas
  • Bradford County: Court Administration Forms

    Forms from Court Administration Content Detail

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    Bradford County Court of Common Pleas