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  • 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
  • Child Custody

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on child custody proceedings and the child custody process. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Medical Consent: A New Tool for Grandparents and Others Caring for Children

    Information from the SeniorLAW Center on the Medical Consent Act, which allows a parent or legal custodian to authorize another person to consent to medical, dental or mental health care for children by completing and signing a simple document. Content Detail

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    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)
  • Pennsylvania Fact Sheet for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children

    Pennsylvania Fact Sheet developed by a unique national partnership comprised of AARP, the Children’s Defense Fund, Casey Family Programs’ National Center for Resource Family Support, The Brookdale Foundation, the Child Welfare League of America, and Generations United. The fact sheet provides grandparent and other relative caregivers information about the range of support services, benefits and policies they need to fulfill their caregiving role. [PDF] Content Detail

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    AARP
  • SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (1-877-727-7529)

    The statewide toll-free SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (877-727-7529) - provides free legal advice, information and referrals by telephone for all Pennsylvania seniors 60 and over. Read More

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    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)
  • Custody Proceedings - Representing Yourself: Forms and Information from the Pennsylvania Courts

    Free online information is available from the Pennsylvania Courts website to assist the growing number of Pennsylvanians who want to file their own family law cases in courts across the state. Standardized court forms for child custody proceedings may be obtained on this page of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania’s website. Included are forms for both parents and third parties, including grandparents. Read More

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Divorce Proceedings - Representing Yourself: Forms and Information from the Pennsylvania Courts

    Free online information is available from the Pennsylvania Courts website to assist the growing number of Pennsylvanians who want to file their own family law cases in courts across the state. Standardized court forms for divorce proceedings may be obtained on this page of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania’s website. Read More

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Resource for Caregivers of Children

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging about resources for grandparents and older relative caregivers of children and assistance that may be available to help. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • 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 / Español
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pennsylvania Family Caregiver Support Program

    Describes the financial assistance and other benefits and services available through the Family Caregiver Support Program under the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Protection From Abuse

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

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Signs and Symptoms of Elder Abuse and Neglect

    Information from Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services on the signs and symptoms of elder abuse and neglect. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services