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  • 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
  • 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
  • Pennsylvania: Petition to Modify Support

    This will link you to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a "Petition To Modify Support," which you can use if you are a party to a current support order and you want to ask for a change (increase/decrease) or to stop the order. 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
  • Spousal Support

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on the law relating to spousal support. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • 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
  • Divorce

    Information on divorce laws from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Divorce and Separation

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

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Divorce Resources from PASafeLaw.org

    Divorce is the legal process of ending a marriage. This section of PASafeLaw.org provides information and sample documents for obtaining a “no-fault, no asset” divorce based on mutual consent and/or irretrievable breakdown. Content Detail

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    PASafeLaw
  • Experts Explain How Collaborative Divorce Works

    Video featuring Collaborative Attorney Paula Hopkins and Collaborative Coach Marlene Boas, who stop by Pittsburgh Today Live on KDKA-TV to explain collaborative divorce. Read More

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    KDKA -TV
  • 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
  • Financial Support Resources from PASafeLaw.org

    If you are considering divorce but are in need of financial support, you may be entitled to spousal support, alimony pendente lite, and/or alimony. These resource explain these options and how to pursue them. Content Detail

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    PASafeLaw
  • How to Get Married

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on the legal requirements to get married. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Collaborative law

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the October 4, 2011 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. The topic is Collaborative law, a dispute resolution process that provides individuals representation and keeps businesses and people out of court when they are experiencing a divorce or the break-up of a business. Some common questions and some helpful resources for those interested in the collaborative law approach are discussed. Read More

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Marriage Counseling

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

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Same Sex Relationships

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on legal rights and options for individuals engaged in a same sex relationship in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association