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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Domestic Violence and Protection From Abuse issues in Pennsylvania.

Click on a resource category listed below to see information related to that category.

Find Your Local Domestic Violence Program - Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Help centers across the state provide free, confidential counseling, shelter, legal, and economic services for domestic violence victims and their children. Locate a center near you using your city or zip code; or your current location identified by your mobile device or computer.

Find Legal Assistance to Get Protection from Domestic Violence

Click on the Find Legal Help tab above to locate a legal service provider to assist you in getting protection from domestic violence.

The Protection From Sexual Violence and Intimidation Act

Information from the Pennsylvania Coalition on Domestic Violence about the new Protection From Sexual Violence and Intimidation Act that went into effect on July 1, 2015. The new law extends additional protections to individuals who may not be covered by the provisions of the Protection From Abuse Act.

3 Tips If You Are Planning To Leave An Abusive Relationship (Video)

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers safety tips it you are planning to leave an abusive relationship.

PCAR Sexual Violence Legal Assistance Project

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) Sexual Violence Legal Assistance Project provides free and confidential trauma informed legal advice and short-term legal representation to victims of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. The project is designed to fill existing gaps where local community legal services are unavailable. Priority is given to victims of non-intimate partner sexual assault.

Getting a Protection From Abuse Order - Pennsylvania (Video)

This video from Philadelphia Legal Assistance explains the court process for obtaining a Protection From Abuse Order. The video is part of Philadelphia Legal Assistance's "Make Your Case" video series.

Protection From Abuse

Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. on the protection available to you under the Pennsylvania Protection From Abuse Act.

Protection From Abuse: Help Is Just A Phone Call Away (Video)

This video from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a 2 1/2-minute primer on how domestic violence victims may obtain a protection-from-abuse court order against an abusive partner.

Protection From Abuse (Central Pennsylvania)

Information from MidPenn Legal Services for victims of domestic violence on protection orders under a law called the Protection From Abuse Act. This brochure is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Protection From Abuse Orders (PFA)

Domestic Violence/PFA Chapter of Family Law Handbook published by North Penn Legal Services. (2021)

Protection From Abuse (PFA)

This link will direct you to information on protection orders. It was prepared by Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid, who merged into a single program with Laurel Legal Services on July 1, 2023, and are now Summit Legal Aid

Custody and Visitation Guide for Self-Represented Survivors of Domestic Violence

If you’re a domestic violence survivor with children and don’t have a lawyer, this guide from Philadelphia Legal Assistance can help you decide whether a divorce or custody case can help you. If so, it can help you follow the court rules and meet legal requirements, so you have the best chance at an outcome that is safe for you and your children. The guide contains general legal information applicable throughout Pennsylvania and specific information on procedures in Philadelphia.

Family Law Handbook

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. (2021)

Protection Orders

This resource from the Pennsylvania Courts includes a video explaining "How to file for a protection order in Pennsylvania" and answers many frequently asked questions about Protection Orders in Pennsylvania.

What is a Protection From Abuse Order (Video)

This video from Summit Legal Aid, formerly Laurel Legal Services, describes what a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order is and how it can protect you and other family members. (August 2020). Summit Legal Aid was formed when Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid and Laurel Legal Services merged into a single legal aid program on July 1, 2023.

Housing Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors

This classroom offers information from several sources on the housing rights of domestic violence survivors.

How to Obtain a Civil Protection Order (Video)

This video from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts explains the process for obtaining a civil protection order from the courts.

How to Obtain a Civil Protection Order (Video)

This video from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts explains the process for obtaining a civil protection order from the courts.

Protection Orders: How to File for a Protection Order in Pennsylvania (Video)

This video from the Pennsylvania Courts provides detailed step-by-step instructions on how to file for a protection order. The video will prepare victims for what to expect when they file a protection order by offering a detailed description of each step involved in the filing process.

Civil Protection Orders

Information regarding obtaining protection orders.

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.

Protection from Abuse in Philadelphia County

Information on how to obtain a Protection from Abuse Order in Philadelphia County.

Carbon Self Service Center - Forms

Download forms and information from the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas

Dauphin County: How Can I Obtain a PFA

Information from the Dauphin County District Attorney on when you can get a Protection From Abuse Order and how to get one in Dauphin County.

Elk and Cameron Counties Forms

Forms from the Court of Common Pleas of the 59th Judicial District serving Elk and Cameron Counties.

Erie County - The Office of Protection From Abuse

Resources from the Erie County Office of Protection From Abuse on court procedures in Erie County, including Information on Protection From Abuse; Information on Protection From Intimidation; and Information on Protection From Sexual Violence.

Forms - Pennsylvania Courts

The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania provides forms for citizens, the judiciary and law enforcement. These bilingual forms are now offered in 13 languages. ‌BILINGUAL FORMS / FORMULARIOS BILINGÜES: ‌(ARABIC) العربية; 中文 (CHINESE-SIMPLIFIED); FRANÇAIS (FRENCH); KREYÒL AYISYEN (HAITIAN CREOLE); ITALIANO (ITALIAN); ខ្មែរ (KHMER); 한국어 (KOREAN); नेपाली (NEPALI); POLSKI (POLISH); PORTUGUÊS (PORTUGUESE); РУССКИЙ (RUSSIAN); ESPAÑOL (SPANISH); TIẾNG VIỆT (VIETNAMESE)

Franklin County: Information for Victims of Domestic Violence

Information on services available and the process for obtaining a Protection From Abuse order in Fulton County.

Fulton County: Information for Victims of Domestic Violence

Information on services available to victims of domestic violence and on getting a Protection From Abuse order in Fulton County.

How to Collect Evidence of Domestic Violence: A Self-Help Guide

Evidence of abuse can help you to get a PFA or other protective order. This evidence may also be useful in other types of cases where domestic violence is relevant. This brochure offers tips on how to collect this evidence.

Huntingdon County: Forms

Forms for use in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas.

Lancaster County: Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center

The Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July, 2004. The main purpose of the Center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions.

Lancaster County: Protection From Abuse in Lancaster County

Information on Protection From Abuse and the procedures for filing an action including forms.

Lawrence County: PFA (Protection From Abuse) Coordinator/Lawyer Referral

The PFA Coordinator/Lawyer Referral is part of the Court Administration and is responsible for the processing of all Protection From Abuse Petitions, and is also the referral service for lawyers in Lawrence County.

Lehigh County: Protection From Abuse Office

Information Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas on the services provided by the Protection From Abuse office in Lehigh County.

Lycoming County Forms

On this page, you will find various Lycoming County Courts legal forms. These packets can also be found in the law library and are provided one per filing. The law library staff cannot provide legal advice but they can assist in filling out the forms. You can stop in during regular operating hours or make an appointment.

Monroe County: Protection From Abuse

A PFA is a civil order of the Court available to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. It prohibits the offender from abusing, stalking, harassing, threatening or attempting to use physical force that would reasonably cause bodily injury to the victim.

Montgomery County: Protection From Abuse

Information on Protection From Abuse procedures in Montgomery County. To qualify for a Protection from Abuse order, there must be either a family relationship or an intimate relationship with the person from whom you want to file for protection. The Protection from Abuse Department is located on the first floor of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown.

Northampton County: Protection From Abuse Information

Information on Protection From Abuse services in Northampton county. Under the Protection From Abuse Act, you may file for an order if the person who has or is trying to harm you is/was your spouse; was living with you in a common-law marriage or as your boyfriend/girlfriend; the parent of your child; your child; was a sexual or intimate partner; your parent; or related to you by blood or marriage.

Northumberland County Court Forms

Court forms published on Northumberland County website.

Philadelphia County: Affidavit of Service

Form from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in family law proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Philadelphia County.

Philadelphia County: Domestic Relations Information Sheet

Form from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in domestic relations proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in domestic relations proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition for Contempt of Protection From Abuse Order (Philadelphia)

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in Protection From Abuse proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition for Extension of Protection From Abuse Order (Philadelphia)

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in Protection From Abuse proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition for Protection From Abuse (Philadelphia)

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in Protection From Abuse proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition to Modify Protection From Abuse Order

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in Protection From Abuse proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (IFP)

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (PFA): Information on Protection From Abuse (PFA) in Philadelphia County

Information from Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Women's Law Project and Philadelphia Legal Assistance on how to file a PFA Petition; How to prepare for your hearing; and What to expect in Family Court. [PDF]

Philadelphia County (PFA): Protection From Abuse Forms

Forms with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in Protection From Abuse proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (PFA): Protection from Abuse in Philadelphia County

Information from the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association on how to obtain a Protection from Abuse Order in Philadelphia County.

Philadelphia: Proceedings in Philadelphia Family Court during COVID-19

Information from Philadelphia Legal Assistance on how to stay informed and access the Philadelphia Family Court, including how to file pleadings and attend virtual hearings.

Pike County: Pro Se Forms

Pro Se forms for use by unrepresented parties in the Court of Common Pleas of Pike County.

Potter County: Court Related Information and Forms

Court-related information and forms from the Judges Chamber of the Potter County Court of Common Pleas.

Protection Orders

This resource from the Pennsylvania Courts includes a video explaining "How to file for a protection order in Pennsylvania" and answers many frequently asked questions about Protection Orders in Pennsylvania.

Warren and Forest Counties: Download Forms

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

Westmoreland County: PFA (Protection from Abuse) and PSVI (Protection of Victims of Sexual Violence or Intimidation) Orders

Information about Protection From Abuse and Protection of Victims of Sexual Violence or Intimidation Laws and the the process for getting a protective order in Westmoreland County.

York County: Court Forms

The Court Forms section of the York County Court of Common Pleas offers popular forms provided by various Court and Court-related departments.

York County Protection From Abuse Office

This web page provides general information about the York County Protection From Abuse (PFA) Office as well as information about protection orders. Protection Orders include a Protection From Abuse (PFA), Protection From Intimidation (PFI) and Sexual Violence Protection (SVP). The PFA Office is located at the York County Judicial Center at 45 North George Street, York, PA 17401.

Dependable Access for Victimization Expenses (DAVE) Online Claim Filing System

This Victims Compensation Assistance Program helps victims of crime in Pennsylvania with expenses related to a crime. You may use this site to file a claim for compensation.

Forms - Pennsylvania Courts

The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania provides forms for citizens, the judiciary and law enforcement. These bilingual forms are now offered in 13 languages. ‌BILINGUAL FORMS / FORMULARIOS BILINGÜES: ‌(ARABIC) العربية; 中文 (CHINESE-SIMPLIFIED); FRANÇAIS (FRENCH); KREYÒL AYISYEN (HAITIAN CREOLE); ITALIANO (ITALIAN); ខ្មែរ (KHMER); 한국어 (KOREAN); नेपाली (NEPALI); POLSKI (POLISH); PORTUGUÊS (PORTUGUESE); РУССКИЙ (RUSSIAN); ESPAÑOL (SPANISH); TIẾNG VIỆT (VIETNAMESE)

Local Forms and Self-Help Information

For local forms and information for your county, click the title to see the SELF-HELP FORMS AND INFORMATION sub-topic. Counties are listed alphabetically after some generally applicable forms or you can set your location on the page to see only forms applicable for that location.

Protection from Abuse in Philadelphia County

Information on how to obtain a Protection from Abuse Order in Philadelphia County.

Protection From Abuse in Philadelphia - Emergency Domestic Violence Orders

Information on the Philadelphia Emergency Domestic Violence site, which is responsible for issuance of Emergency Protection from Abuse Orders. It is located at the Criminal Justice Center, Room B-03 at 1301 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA (215-683-7280). The office is open daily after 5 p.m. (until 8 a.m. when Family Court re-opens). It is open 24 hours on weekends and holidays. [PDF]

Abuse

Information on the Pennsylvania Protection from Abuse Act from the Erie County Bar Association.

Domestic Violence and TANF Support Requirements

Information from the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association about the requirement that families who receive cash assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) apply for child or spousal support unless excused for good cause. [PDF]

Philadelphia County (PFA): Protection From Abuse Forms

Forms with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in Protection From Abuse proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (PFA): Protection from Abuse in Philadelphia County

Information from the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association on how to obtain a Protection from Abuse Order in Philadelphia County.

Protection from Abuse

Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [PDF]

How to Obtain a Civil Protection Order (Video)

This video from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts explains the process for obtaining a civil protection order from the courts.

Protection Orders: How to File for a Protection Order in Pennsylvania (Video)

This video from the Pennsylvania Courts provides detailed step-by-step instructions on how to file for a protection order. The video will prepare victims for what to expect when they file a protection order by offering a detailed description of each step involved in the filing process.

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.

Battered Spouse, Children & Parents - Immigrant Visa Petitions

As a battered spouse, child or parent, you may file an immigrant visa petition under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This page provides informaton on that process.

Carbon Court Self-Service - Protection From Abuse Services

Information on how to get a Protection From Abuse order in Carbon County.

Delaware County - Protection From Abuse Orders

Information on Protection From Abuse proceedings in Delaware County.

Forms - Pennsylvania Courts

The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania provides forms for citizens, the judiciary and law enforcement. These bilingual forms are now offered in 13 languages. ‌BILINGUAL FORMS / FORMULARIOS BILINGÜES: ‌(ARABIC) العربية; 中文 (CHINESE-SIMPLIFIED); FRANÇAIS (FRENCH); KREYÒL AYISYEN (HAITIAN CREOLE); ITALIANO (ITALIAN); ខ្មែរ (KHMER); 한국어 (KOREAN); नेपाली (NEPALI); POLSKI (POLISH); PORTUGUÊS (PORTUGUESE); РУССКИЙ (RUSSIAN); ESPAÑOL (SPANISH); TIẾNG VIỆT (VIETNAMESE)

Immigration Options for Victims of Crimes

This brochure from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides information for Law Enforcement, Healthcare Providers, and Others about legal remedies available to victims of certain crimes. [PDF] (February 2010)

Protection Orders

This resource from the Pennsylvania Courts includes a video explaining "How to file for a protection order in Pennsylvania" and answers many frequently asked questions about Protection Orders in Pennsylvania.

Options for Civil Protection Orders in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, there are three different civil protection order options that offer victims of certain crimes relief from further harm from their perpetrator. Learn about the different options and which one might be best for your situation. (2017)

Protection From Abuse (PDF)

This fact sheet from the Disability Rights Pennsylvania offers a brief overview of the Protection From Abuse Act.

Local Forms and Self-Help Information

For local forms and information for your county, click the title to see the SELF-HELP FORMS AND INFORMATION sub-topic. Counties are listed alphabetically after some generally applicable forms or you can set your location on the page to see only forms applicable for that location.

Allegheny County Court Family Division - Frequently Asked Questions

The Family Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas offers answers to many Frequently Asked Questions in the area of Custody; Dependency & Related Services; Divorce; Juvenile Delinquency and Probation; Paternity; Protection From Abuse (PFA); and Support.

Berks County Protection From Abuse Office

Information on Protection From Abuse procedures in Berks County.

Carbon Court Self-Service - Protection From Abuse Services

Information on how to get a Protection From Abuse order in Carbon County.

Carbon Self Service Center - Forms

Download forms and information from the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas

Dauphin County: How Can I Obtain a PFA

Information from the Dauphin County District Attorney on when you can get a Protection From Abuse Order and how to get one in Dauphin County.

Dauphin County Self Help Center

Information on the Dauphin County Pro Se Litigant Self Help Center where forms and instructions are available.

Delaware County - Protection From Abuse Orders

Information on Protection From Abuse proceedings in Delaware County.

Elk and Cameron Counties Forms

Forms from the Court of Common Pleas of the 59th Judicial District serving Elk and Cameron Counties.

Erie County - The Office of Protection From Abuse

Resources from the Erie County Office of Protection From Abuse on court procedures in Erie County, including Information on Protection From Abuse; Information on Protection From Intimidation; and Information on Protection From Sexual Violence.

Franklin County: Information for Victims of Domestic Violence

Information on services available and the process for obtaining a Protection From Abuse order in Fulton County.

Fulton County: Information for Victims of Domestic Violence

Information on services available to victims of domestic violence and on getting a Protection From Abuse order in Fulton County.

Warren and Forest Counties: Download Forms

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

Huntingdon County: Forms

Forms for use in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas.

Lancaster County: Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center

The Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July, 2004. The main purpose of the Center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions.

Lancaster County: Protection From Abuse in Lancaster County

Information on Protection From Abuse and the procedures for filing an action including forms.

Lawrence County: Criminal Justice Information for Domestic Violence Survivors

Information about the process in the Criminal Justice System when charges are filed related to domestic violence. Includes Important Phone Numbers for Lawrence County.

Lawrence County: PFA (Protection From Abuse) Coordinator/Lawyer Referral

The PFA Coordinator/Lawyer Referral is part of the Court Administration and is responsible for the processing of all Protection From Abuse Petitions, and is also the referral service for lawyers in Lawrence County.

Lehigh County: Protection From Abuse Office

Information Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas on the services provided by the Protection From Abuse office in Lehigh County.

Lycoming County Forms

On this page, you will find various Lycoming County Courts legal forms. These packets can also be found in the law library and are provided one per filing. The law library staff cannot provide legal advice but they can assist in filling out the forms. You can stop in during regular operating hours or make an appointment.

Monroe County: Protection From Abuse

A PFA is a civil order of the Court available to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. It prohibits the offender from abusing, stalking, harassing, threatening or attempting to use physical force that would reasonably cause bodily injury to the victim.

Montgomery County: Protection From Abuse

Information on Protection From Abuse procedures in Montgomery County. To qualify for a Protection from Abuse order, there must be either a family relationship or an intimate relationship with the person from whom you want to file for protection. The Protection from Abuse Department is located on the first floor of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown.

Northampton County: Protection From Abuse Information

Information on Protection From Abuse services in Northampton county. Under the Protection From Abuse Act, you may file for an order if the person who has or is trying to harm you is/was your spouse; was living with you in a common-law marriage or as your boyfriend/girlfriend; the parent of your child; your child; was a sexual or intimate partner; your parent; or related to you by blood or marriage.

Northumberland County Court Forms

Court forms published on Northumberland County website.

Protection from Abuse in Philadelphia County

Information on how to obtain a Protection from Abuse Order in Philadelphia County.

Philadelphia County: Affidavit of Service

Form from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in family law proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Philadelphia County.

Philadelphia County: Domestic Relations Information Sheet

Form from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in domestic relations proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in domestic relations proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition for Contempt of Protection From Abuse Order (Philadelphia)

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in Protection From Abuse proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition for Extension of Protection From Abuse Order (Philadelphia)

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in Protection From Abuse proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition for Protection From Abuse (Philadelphia)

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in Protection From Abuse proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition to Modify Protection From Abuse Order

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in Protection From Abuse proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (IFP)

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (PFA): Information on Protection From Abuse (PFA) in Philadelphia County

Information from Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Women's Law Project and Philadelphia Legal Assistance on how to file a PFA Petition; How to prepare for your hearing; and What to expect in Family Court. [PDF]

Philadelphia County (PFA): Protection From Abuse Forms

Forms with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in Protection From Abuse proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (PFA): Protection from Abuse in Philadelphia County

Information from the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association on how to obtain a Protection from Abuse Order in Philadelphia County.

Philadelphia: Proceedings in Philadelphia Family Court during COVID-19

Information from Philadelphia Legal Assistance on how to stay informed and access the Philadelphia Family Court, including how to file pleadings and attend virtual hearings.

Pike County: Pro Se Forms

Pro Se forms for use by unrepresented parties in the Court of Common Pleas of Pike County.

Potter County: Court Related Information and Forms

Court-related information and forms from the Judges Chamber of the Potter County Court of Common Pleas.

Schuylkill County: Prothonotary Forms

Forms for use in the Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas.

Warren and Forest Counties: Download Forms

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

Westmoreland County: Family Court Forms

Family Court Forms for use in the Westmoreland County Courts.

Westmoreland County: PFA (Protection from Abuse) and PSVI (Protection of Victims of Sexual Violence or Intimidation) Orders

Information about Protection From Abuse and Protection of Victims of Sexual Violence or Intimidation Laws and the the process for getting a protective order in Westmoreland County.

York County: Court Forms

The Court Forms section of the York County Court of Common Pleas offers popular forms provided by various Court and Court-related departments.

York County Protection From Abuse Office

This web page provides general information about the York County Protection From Abuse (PFA) Office as well as information about protection orders. Protection Orders include a Protection From Abuse (PFA), Protection From Intimidation (PFI) and Sexual Violence Protection (SVP). The PFA Office is located at the York County Judicial Center at 45 North George Street, York, PA 17401.

Philadelphia: Proceedings in Philadelphia Family Court during COVID-19

Information from Philadelphia Legal Assistance on how to stay informed and access the Philadelphia Family Court, including how to file pleadings and attend virtual hearings.

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