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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Marriage, Divorce and Separation issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Divorce Law in Pennsylvania

    Information providing an overview of Divorce Law in Pennsylvania from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
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    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
  • Divorce Tracker

    The Divorce Tracker is a free automated program that helps guide individuals through the divorce process in Pennsylvania and generates the forms necessary to pursue a simple, uncontested divorce action. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Divorce Law in Pennsylvania

    General Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association about divorce law in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Divorce

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. about divorce proceedings and the rights of the parties to a divorce. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Divorce

    Click the link to view Chapter 10-Divorce of the Family Law Manual published by North Penn Legal Services. Content Detail

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    North Penn Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Annulments

    Information on the annulment of marriage from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Alimony

    Information on the law concerning alimony from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Common Law Marriage

    Information on common law marriage from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Marriage

    Click the link to view Chapter 2-Marriage of the Family Law Manual published by North Penn Legal Services. Content Detail

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    North Penn Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Pennsylvania: Petition for Contempt of Support

    This will link you to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a "Petition for Contempt of Support," which you can use if you are a party to a current support order and the other party violates the order. If you also want to change the support order, you must file a Petition To Modify Support in addition to a Petition for Contempt of Support. The site will ask you a series of questions about your situation and then create a petition for YOU based on YOUR ANSWERS. The petition can then be printed and filed in your local court. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form. Read More

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    Philadelphia Legal Assistance