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  • 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
  • Family Law Manual

    This handbook provides useful information about common Family Law issues. If you need Family Law help, this handbook has good suggestions about some of the most common areas of Family Law. This handbook also gives answers to commonly asked questions. [PDF] Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • Pennsylvania Child Custody Information

    Information from WomensLaw.org on child custody and the procedures for securing a custody order in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    WomensLaw.org
  • 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
  • Philly Teen Moms and Dads: Know Your Rights - Quiz

    This online quiz from Philadelphia Legal Assistance allows Teen Moms and Dads to test their knowledge of family law and learn along the way. More information for Teen Moms and Dads in available in the companion guide, Family Law for Teen Parents. Read More

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    Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • 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

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    PA Courts
  • 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