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  • Changing Your Name

    MidPenn Legal Services provides information and a self-help packet for changing your name in Pennsylvania. The packet of forms is available in PDF format below. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Custody - Myths & Facts

    Information from MidPenn Legal Services on the true facts regarding child custody law. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • How to Change Your Name

    This guide from the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project is intended to provide information that will allow those wishing to change their names to do so without the need for an attorney. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
  • 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.
  • Name Change in PA for Adults

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services providing an overview of the procedure in changing an adult's name in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Name Change in PA for Minor Children

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services providing an overview of the procedure in changing a minor child's name in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • 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