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  • 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.
  • Criminal Record and Abuse History in Custody Actions with Instructions

    Beginning in September 2013 any person filing a complaint for custody, or any petition for modification for custody must also file a verification regarding any criminal or abuse history of the petitioner and anyone living in the petitioner’s household. This form, completed and filed following the included instructions, may be used to satisfy this requirement. [PDF] Content Detail

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • How to File a Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

    This video from Laurel Legal Services provides an explanation of what In Forma Pauperis is - a request to file legal papers without having to pay the filing fee because you cannot afford to pay the fees - and line-by-line instructions on completing a petition to request permission to proceed without paying filing fees. Read More

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    Laurel Legal Services, Inc.
  • Overview of Grandparents' Rights in Family Court

    Jennifer Pierce, Managing Attorney for Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, provides a brief overview of grandparent’s rights in family court. Read More

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    Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc.
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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