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  • Child Custody

    Consumer Information Pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association on Child Custody offering information on the law relating to child custody and the procedure in child custody proceedings. Rev. 1/13 [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
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    Spanish / EspaƱol
  • Collaborative Law

    Consumer legal information brochure from the Pennsylvania Bar Association on Collaborative Law, a dispute resolution process that is an alternative to litigation. Rev. 1/13 [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Custody

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on the law concerning child custody from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Grandparent Rights

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on grandparent rights concerning custody and visitation from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Guardianship

    Information on legal guardianship from the Erie County Bar Association Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • How to Get a Custody Order in Erie County

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association about the steps involved in getting a custody order in Erie County Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Custody and Visitation

    Information that was discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the July 31, 2007 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Grandparents' Rights

    Information on Grandparents Rights that was discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the February 19, 2008 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Montgomery County: How To File a Custody Complaint in Montgomery County, PA (Video)

    A short, step-by-step instructional video on "How to File a Custody Complaint in Montgomery County, PA. This video was produced by the 38th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas in cooperation with Montgomery Bar Association. Read More

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    38th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas and Montgomery Bar Association
  • Philadelphia County: Child Custody in Philadelphia County

    Information on filing for custody in Philadelphia County. Read More

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    Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Supervised Visitation (Video)

    This video from the Supervised Visitation Task Force provides information about being a supervisor where a Court requires supervised parental visitation, also known as supervised physical custody, for the safety and comfort of children. Frequently, relatives or friends are selected and appointed to serve in this capacity as an alternative to using formal visitation centers. This provides guidance for those serving as a Court-ordered supervisor. Read More

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    Supervised Visitation Task Force
  • Understanding When Grandparents and Others Can Seek Custody

    Informational brochure from the PA Bar Association describing when grandparents and other third parties may seek custody or a child. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association