Custody and Guardianship of Children

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

  • Dauphin County: Custody in Dauphin County (Video)

    This video from the Dauphin County Courts explains some basic concepts of child custody law and outlines the custody process in Dauphin County. Read More

    Dauphin County Courts
  • 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

    38th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas and Montgomery Bar Association
  • PA Courts Public Access Policy - Filing Requirements in the Courts (Video)

    Effective on January 6, 2018, a new Public Access Policy is in effect in Pennsylvania Courts. This policy imposes requirements on anyone filing court documents in the trial and appellate courts to safeguard information in the documents they file. The Pennsylvania Courts have released this series of videos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and the required steps you must take to protect that information when filing documents in the courts. Content Detail

    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Understanding Kinship Foster Care (Video)

    This video has been produced by the Pennsylvania Courts to help potential kinship providers learn about and understand kinship foster care, navigate the dependency court system and take the necessary steps to become a kinship parent. Read More

    PA Courts
  • Washington County: Pro Se Custody Resource Guide

    Forms and information on representing yourself in a custody action in Washington County. Content Detail

    Washington County Court of Common Pleas