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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Emancipation of Minors issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Emancipation

    Click the link to view Chapter 4-Emancipation of the Family Law Manual published by North Penn Legal Services. [PDF] Content Detail

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Emancipation

    Information on the emancipation of a minor from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Emancipation of Minors

    General informational on issues surrounding emancipation from Northwestern Legal Services, including school attendance and residency, medical consent, parental liability, public assistance benefits and support for minors. A Continuous Residence and Support Oath affidavit is available in PDF Format. See the explanation on use of this form in the text of this article. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Emancipation of Minors

    Informational Brochure from MidPenn Legal Services on the emancipation of minors. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Emancipation, or Living Away From Your Parents, in Pennsylvania

    This resource from the Juvenile Law Center addresses some of the most common questions about living away from your parents. More information is contained is the full fact sheet which you can download from the web page. Content Detail

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    Juvenile Law Center
  • 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
  • Legal Briefs: You’re eighteen and a graduate – now know the law

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the June 7, 2011 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Becoming a legal adult brings both great opportunities as well as responsibilities. Here are the most likely problem areas and some helpful tips to get through this time of change. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • 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. Content Detail

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    PALawHELP.org
  • 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

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

    Costs to record, or “file” documents such as the complaint, vary from the type of document, or pleading, to the county in which you begin your case. Some court filing costs may be in the hundreds of dollars. If you cannot afford to pay these fees to the court, you will need to complete this form, In Forma Pauperis, a Latin term, referring to someone who cannot pay. Read More

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Petition to Waive Court Costs

    Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a Petition to Waive Court Fees which can be used to ask the Pennsylvania Court for permission to file legal papers for free. This form can be used in most types of court cases in Pennsylvania. Approval to waive fees is not automatic. You will need to ask the Court to approve your Petition. Instructions will be included. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form; you will need to answer questions while connected to the Internet. IMPORTANT: To use this form, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser and Microsoft Word to print your documents. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • 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
  • Young Parents and Welfare Benefits

    Fact sheet from the Youth Justice Project providing information about the types of benefits that might be available to young parents and pregnant teens. Content Detail

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    Youth Justice Project