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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.

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]

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.

Carbon Court Self-Service - Child Custody

Information and forms relating to child custody proceedings in Carbon County.

Carbon Self Service Center - Forms

Download forms and information from the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas

Crawford County - Custody Mediation Conference Video (Court Video)

Video from the Court of Common Pleas of Crawford County explaining the custody mediation conference procedure in Crawford County and how you can best prepare to attend and participate in the conference.

Crawford County: Self-Help Custody Video (Court Video)

Video from the Court of Common Pleas of Crawford County explaining procedures in place in Crawford County for obtaining custody or visitation arrangements with your child.

Dauphin County: Custody in Dauphin County (Video)

This video from the Dauphin County Courts explains some basic concepts of child custody law and outlines the custody process in Dauphin County.

Elk and Cameron Counties Forms

Forms from the Court of Common Pleas of the 59th Judicial District serving Elk and Cameron Counties.

Fayette County - Child Custody Services

Information on Child Custody proceedings in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas

How to File a Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

This video from Summit Legal Aid, formerly 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. Summit Legal Aid was formed when Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid and Laurel Legal Services merged into a single legal aid program on July 1, 2023.

Huntingdon County: Forms

Forms for use in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas.

Indiana County: Forms and Documents

Forms and information regarding proceedings in the Indiana County Court of Common Pleas.

Lancaster County: Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center

The Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July, 2004. The main purpose of the Center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions.

Lycoming County Forms

On this page, you will find various Lycoming County Courts legal forms. These packets can also be found in the law library and are provided one per filing. The law library staff cannot provide legal advice but they can assist in filling out the forms. You can stop in during regular operating hours or make an appointment.

Mifflin County: Prothonotary Forms

Custody, Divorce and Expungement forms from the Prothonotary and MidPenn Legal Services for use in Mifflin County may be viewed and downloaded.

Monroe County - Forms

Forms available for use in the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas.

Montgomery County: Custody Mediation Orientation Program

Information on the Montgomery County Custody Mediation Orientation Program. An orientation session is an initial meeting between parties, and a mediator to educate the parties concerning the mediation process so that an informed choice can be made about continued participation in that process.

Montgomery County: Forms

Forms provided by the Montgomery County Court of County Pleas.

Northampton County: Handbook for Self Represented Litigants

The purpose of this handbook is to provide self-represented litigants with a general idea of the legal process and to further provide some direction with regard to self-representation. It also provides information on websites designed to provide information, forms and other support to self represented litigants in Pennsylvania actions.

Philadelphia County: Affidavit of Service

Form from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in family law proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Complaint for Custody

Form with instructions from the Family Court Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Petition for Reconsideration of Custody Order

Form Petition for Reconsideration of Custody Order with Instructions. A Petition for Reconsideration may be filed within 30 days of the date of a custody order if you believe that an error was made or that something very important was not considered. In filing a Petition for Reconsideration you are asking the same judge who heard the case to review his/her decision. Your petition must state the reasons why you believe the Court should make a different decision.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Petition to Modify Custody

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Rule to Show Cause

Form from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Supervised Custody Rules and Regulations

Information from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia about how supervised custody taking place under the Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Philadelphia County.

Philadelphia County: Exceptions to Recommendation of Custody Master

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in domestic relations proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion for Home Investigation

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion for Mental Health Assessment

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion for Protracted Custody Hearing

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition for Contempt of Custody Order

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts

Philadelphia County: Petition for Emergency Relief - Custody

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

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]

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.

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.

Carbon Self Service Center - Forms

Download forms and information from the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas

Delaware County: Self Help - DIVORCE

Information and forms on divorce procedures in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.

How to File a Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

This video from Summit Legal Aid, formerly 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. Summit Legal Aid was formed when Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid and Laurel Legal Services merged into a single legal aid program on July 1, 2023.

Huntingdon County: Forms

Forms for use in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas.

Lancaster County: Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center

The Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July, 2004. The main purpose of the Center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions.

Lehigh County: Divorce - Self Help Center of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas

This informational section is for reference and research purposes only. This section explains the basic forms needed for a plaintiff to file a simple Mutual Consent No Fault Divorce or a simple No Fault Divorce when parties have been separated for two years.

Lycoming County Forms

On this page, you will find various Lycoming County Courts legal forms. These packets can also be found in the law library and are provided one per filing. The law library staff cannot provide legal advice but they can assist in filling out the forms. You can stop in during regular operating hours or make an appointment.

Mifflin County: Prothonotary Forms

Custody, Divorce and Expungement forms from the Prothonotary and MidPenn Legal Services for use in Mifflin County may be viewed and downloaded.

Northampton County: Handbook for Self Represented Litigants

The purpose of this handbook is to provide self-represented litigants with a general idea of the legal process and to further provide some direction with regard to self-representation. It also provides information on websites designed to provide information, forms and other support to self represented litigants in Pennsylvania actions.

Philadelphia County: Affidavit of Service

Form from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in family law proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Philadelphia County.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in domestic relations proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

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.

Carbon Self Service Center - Forms

Download forms and information from the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas

Centre County: Domestic Relations Section

The Domestic Relations Section is a Court-appointed office of Centre County Government under the Centre County Court of Common Pleas. The office serves as the Court's child support enforcement agency.

Crawford County Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Crawford County.

Forest County Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Forest County.

Franklin County Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Franklin County.

Fulton County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations/support procedures in Fulton County.

Greene County Domestic Relations

Information on support/domestic relations procedures in Greene County.

How to File a Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

This video from Summit Legal Aid, formerly 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. Summit Legal Aid was formed when Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid and Laurel Legal Services merged into a single legal aid program on July 1, 2023.

Huntingdon County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Huntingdon County.

Indiana County Government - Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Indiana County.

Jefferson County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Jefferson County.

Juniata County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Juniata County.

Lackawanna County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Lackawanna County.

Lancaster County: Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center

The Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July, 2004. The main purpose of the Center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions.

Lancaster County - Office of Domestic Relations

Information on the Support process in Lancaster county.

Lawrence County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Lawrence County.

Lebanon County Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Lebanon County.

Lehigh County Domestic Relations Section

Information on the services provided by the Domestic Relations Section.

Lehigh County Online Self Help Center

This site provides answers to some commonly asked questions concerning legal procedures in Pennsylvania. The forms provided here are specific to Lehigh County.

Luzerne County Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Luzerne County.

Lycoming County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations/support procedures in Lycoming County.

Lycoming County Forms

On this page, you will find various Lycoming County Courts legal forms. These packets can also be found in the law library and are provided one per filing. The law library staff cannot provide legal advice but they can assist in filling out the forms. You can stop in during regular operating hours or make an appointment.

McKean County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations/support procedures in McKean County.

Mercer County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations/support procedures in Mercer County.

Mifflin County Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Mifflin County.

Monroe County: Domestic Relations

The Domestic Relations Section (DRS) is a court office that helps parents apply for child support services, establish paternity and support orders, and enforce support orders. Child support is money a noncustodial parent pays to a custodial parent to help provide food, clothing and other necessary items for their child. Child support may include medical support, payment of uncovered medical bills and contributions to child care costs. The DRS can also help if the noncustodial parent lives in another Pennsylvania county, a different state, or another country.

Montgomery County Domestic Relations

The Montgomery County Domestic Relations Office establishes paternity and determines and enforces child and spousal support orders in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, statutes, and rules of civil procedure.

Montour County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Montour County.

Northampton County Domestic Relations

The Domestic Relations Section is responsible for the establishment of Support Orders on behalf of children and spouses, establishment of paternity, location of absent obligors, and the enforcement of monetary Orders for Support and medical support. The Domestic Relations Section also establishes and enforces Orders for Alimony Pendente Lite and enforces alimony Orders.

Northampton County: Handbook for Self Represented Litigants

The purpose of this handbook is to provide self-represented litigants with a general idea of the legal process and to further provide some direction with regard to self-representation. It also provides information on websites designed to provide information, forms and other support to self represented litigants in Pennsylvania actions.

Perry County: Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Perry County.

Philadelphia County: Affidavit of Service

Form from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in family law proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Complaint for Support

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in Support proceeding taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Philadelphia County.

Philadelphia County: Exceptions to Recommendation of Support Master

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in Support proceeding taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Family Law Forms - Philadelphia Bar Association

Here you will find links to printable documents relating to various areas of Family Law. These forms and instructions were prepared under the sponsorship of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in domestic relations proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

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.

Carbon Self Service Center - Forms

Download forms and information from the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas

Dauphin County: How Can I Obtain a PFA

Information from the Dauphin County District Attorney on when you can get a Protection From Abuse Order and how to get one in Dauphin County.

Elk and Cameron Counties Forms

Forms from the Court of Common Pleas of the 59th Judicial District serving Elk and Cameron Counties.

Erie County - The Office of Protection From Abuse

Resources from the Erie County Office of Protection From Abuse on court procedures in Erie County, including Information on Protection From Abuse; Information on Protection From Intimidation; and Information on Protection From Sexual Violence.

Franklin County: Information for Victims of Domestic Violence

Information on services available and the process for obtaining a Protection From Abuse order in Fulton County.

Fulton County: Information for Victims of Domestic Violence

Information on services available to victims of domestic violence and on getting a Protection From Abuse order in Fulton County.

How to File a Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

This video from Summit Legal Aid, formerly 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. Summit Legal Aid was formed when Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid and Laurel Legal Services merged into a single legal aid program on July 1, 2023.

Huntingdon County: Forms

Forms for use in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas.

Lancaster County: Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center

The Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July, 2004. The main purpose of the Center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions.

Lawrence County: PFA (Protection From Abuse) Coordinator/Lawyer Referral

The PFA Coordinator/Lawyer Referral is part of the Court Administration and is responsible for the processing of all Protection From Abuse Petitions, and is also the referral service for lawyers in Lawrence County.

Lehigh County: Protection From Abuse Office

Information Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas on the services provided by the Protection From Abuse office in Lehigh County.

Lycoming County Forms

On this page, you will find various Lycoming County Courts legal forms. These packets can also be found in the law library and are provided one per filing. The law library staff cannot provide legal advice but they can assist in filling out the forms. You can stop in during regular operating hours or make an appointment.

Montgomery County: Protection From Abuse

Information on Protection From Abuse procedures in Montgomery County. To qualify for a Protection from Abuse order, there must be either a family relationship or an intimate relationship with the person from whom you want to file for protection. The Protection from Abuse Department is located on the first floor of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown.

Northampton County: Handbook for Self Represented Litigants

The purpose of this handbook is to provide self-represented litigants with a general idea of the legal process and to further provide some direction with regard to self-representation. It also provides information on websites designed to provide information, forms and other support to self represented litigants in Pennsylvania actions.

Northampton County: Protection From Abuse Information

Information on Protection From Abuse services in Northampton county. Under the Protection From Abuse Act, you may file for an order if the person who has or is trying to harm you is/was your spouse; was living with you in a common-law marriage or as your boyfriend/girlfriend; the parent of your child; your child; was a sexual or intimate partner; your parent; or related to you by blood or marriage.

Philadelphia County: Affidavit of Service

Form from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in family law proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Philadelphia County.

Philadelphia County: Family Law Forms - Philadelphia Bar Association

Here you will find links to printable documents relating to various areas of Family Law. These forms and instructions were prepared under the sponsorship of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in domestic relations proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition for Contempt of Protection From Abuse Order (Philadelphia)

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in Protection From Abuse proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Carbon Self Service Center - Forms

Download forms and information from the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas

How to File a Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

This video from Summit Legal Aid, formerly 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. Summit Legal Aid was formed when Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid and Laurel Legal Services merged into a single legal aid program on July 1, 2023.

Lancaster County: Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center

The Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July, 2004. The main purpose of the Center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions.

Lycoming County Forms

On this page, you will find various Lycoming County Courts legal forms. These packets can also be found in the law library and are provided one per filing. The law library staff cannot provide legal advice but they can assist in filling out the forms. You can stop in during regular operating hours or make an appointment.

Monroe County - Forms

Forms available for use in the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas.

Montgomery County: Forms

Forms provided by the Montgomery County Court of County Pleas.

Northampton County: Handbook for Self Represented Litigants

The purpose of this handbook is to provide self-represented litigants with a general idea of the legal process and to further provide some direction with regard to self-representation. It also provides information on websites designed to provide information, forms and other support to self represented litigants in Pennsylvania actions.

Philadelphia County: Affidavit of Service

Form from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in family law proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

How to File a Petition to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

This video from Summit Legal Aid, formerly 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. Summit Legal Aid was formed when Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid and Laurel Legal Services merged into a single legal aid program on July 1, 2023.

Montgomery County: How To File a Custody Complaint in Montgomery County, PA (Video)

A short, step-by-step instructional video on "How to File a Custody Complaint in Montgomery County, PA. This video was produced by the 38th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas in cooperation with Montgomery Bar Association.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Petition for Emergency Relief - Custody

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Divorce): Divorce in Philadelphia County

Informational pamphlet from the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association on divorce proceedings in Philadelphia county. [PDF]

Philadelphia County: Family Law Forms - Philadelphia Bar Association

Here you will find links to printable documents relating to various areas of Family Law. These forms and instructions were prepared under the sponsorship of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

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.

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.

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.

Blair County Custody Office

Information on the handling of custody cases in Blair County including Rules and Forms pertaining to custody proceedings in the county.

Clarion County: Court Forms

Information and Forms for Self Represented Litigants in Clarion County.

Crawford County - Custody Mediation Conference Video (Court Video)

Video from the Court of Common Pleas of Crawford County explaining the custody mediation conference procedure in Crawford County and how you can best prepare to attend and participate in the conference.

Dauphin County: Custody in Dauphin County (Video)

This video from the Dauphin County Courts explains some basic concepts of child custody law and outlines the custody process in Dauphin County.

Fayette County - Child Custody Services

Information on Child Custody proceedings in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas

Allegheny County Court Family Division - Frequently Asked Questions

The Family Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas offers answers to many Frequently Asked Questions in the area of Custody; Dependency & Related Services; Divorce; Juvenile Delinquency and Probation; Paternity; Protection From Abuse (PFA); and Support.

Berks County Protection From Abuse Office

Information on Protection From Abuse procedures in Berks County.

Blair County Custody Office

Information on the handling of custody cases in Blair County including Rules and Forms pertaining to custody proceedings in the county.

Carbon Court Self-Service - Child Custody

Information and forms relating to child custody proceedings in Carbon County.

Carbon Self Service Center - Forms

Download forms and information from the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas

Centre County: Domestic Relations Section

The Domestic Relations Section is a Court-appointed office of Centre County Government under the Centre County Court of Common Pleas. The office serves as the Court's child support enforcement agency.

Child Custody in Allegheny County

Information from the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on how custody cases move through the system and what steps you need to follow.

Clarion County: Court Forms

Information and Forms for Self Represented Litigants in Clarion County.

Crawford County - Court Forms and Information

Forms and explanatory video from the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas

Crawford County - Custody Mediation Conference Video (Court Video)

Video from the Court of Common Pleas of Crawford County explaining the custody mediation conference procedure in Crawford County and how you can best prepare to attend and participate in the conference.

Crawford County Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Crawford County.

Crawford County: Self-Help Custody Video (Court Video)

Video from the Court of Common Pleas of Crawford County explaining procedures in place in Crawford County for obtaining custody or visitation arrangements with your child.

Dauphin County: Custody in Dauphin County (Video)

This video from the Dauphin County Courts explains some basic concepts of child custody law and outlines the custody process in Dauphin County.

Dauphin County: How Can I Obtain a PFA

Information from the Dauphin County District Attorney on when you can get a Protection From Abuse Order and how to get one in Dauphin County.

Delaware County: Self Help - DIVORCE

Information and forms on divorce procedures in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.

Elk and Cameron Counties Forms

Forms from the Court of Common Pleas of the 59th Judicial District serving Elk and Cameron Counties.

Erie County - The Office of Protection From Abuse

Resources from the Erie County Office of Protection From Abuse on court procedures in Erie County, including Information on Protection From Abuse; Information on Protection From Intimidation; and Information on Protection From Sexual Violence.

Fayette County - Child Custody Services

Information on Child Custody proceedings in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas

Forest County Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Forest County.

Franklin County Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Franklin County.

Franklin County: Information for Victims of Domestic Violence

Information on services available and the process for obtaining a Protection From Abuse order in Fulton County.

Fulton County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations/support procedures in Fulton County.

Fulton County: Information for Victims of Domestic Violence

Information on services available to victims of domestic violence and on getting a Protection From Abuse order in Fulton County.

Greene County Domestic Relations

Information on support/domestic relations procedures in Greene County.

Huntingdon County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Huntingdon County.

Huntingdon County: Forms

Forms for use in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas.

Indiana County: Forms and Documents

Forms and information regarding proceedings in the Indiana County Court of Common Pleas.

Indiana County Government - Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Indiana County.

Jefferson County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Jefferson County.

Juniata County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Juniata County.

Lackawanna County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Lackawanna County.

Lancaster County: Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center

The Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July, 2004. The main purpose of the Center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions.

Lancaster County - Office of Domestic Relations

Information on the Support process in Lancaster county.

Lawrence County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Lawrence County.

Lawrence County: PFA (Protection From Abuse) Coordinator/Lawyer Referral

The PFA Coordinator/Lawyer Referral is part of the Court Administration and is responsible for the processing of all Protection From Abuse Petitions, and is also the referral service for lawyers in Lawrence County.

Lebanon County Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Lebanon County.

Lehigh County Custody Office

Information on the Child Custody Office which processes cases regarding custody, partial custody or visitation of children.

Lehigh County: Divorce - Self Help Center of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas

This informational section is for reference and research purposes only. This section explains the basic forms needed for a plaintiff to file a simple Mutual Consent No Fault Divorce or a simple No Fault Divorce when parties have been separated for two years.

Lehigh County Domestic Relations Section

Information on the services provided by the Domestic Relations Section.

Lehigh County Online Self Help Center

This site provides answers to some commonly asked questions concerning legal procedures in Pennsylvania. The forms provided here are specific to Lehigh County.

Lehigh County: Protection From Abuse Office

Information Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas on the services provided by the Protection From Abuse office in Lehigh County.

Luzerne County: Child Custody Video Workshop

This video workshop, focused on Luzerne County, provides basic information about child custody and visitation and describes how custody disputes are handled through the courts or through negotiation or mediation.

Luzerne County Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Luzerne County.

Lycoming County: Child Custody Video Workshop

This video workshop, focused on Lycoming County, provides basic information about child custody and visitation and describes how custody disputes are handled through the courts or through negotiation or mediation

Lycoming County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations/support procedures in Lycoming County.

Lycoming County Forms

On this page, you will find various Lycoming County Courts legal forms. These packets can also be found in the law library and are provided one per filing. The law library staff cannot provide legal advice but they can assist in filling out the forms. You can stop in during regular operating hours or make an appointment.

McKean County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations/support procedures in McKean County.

McKean County: Self-Help Custody Video and Forms

Northwestern Legal Services presents this video overview of how to file for custody or modify a custody order in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Mercer County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations/support procedures in Mercer County.

Mifflin County Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Mifflin County.

Mifflin County: Prothonotary Forms

Custody, Divorce and Expungement forms from the Prothonotary and MidPenn Legal Services for use in Mifflin County may be viewed and downloaded.

Monroe County: Child Custody Video Workshop

This video workshop, focused on Monroe County, provides basic information about child custody and visitation and describes how custody disputes are handled through the courts or through negotiation or mediation.

Monroe County: Domestic Relations

The Domestic Relations Section (DRS) is a court office that helps parents apply for child support services, establish paternity and support orders, and enforce support orders. Child support is money a noncustodial parent pays to a custodial parent to help provide food, clothing and other necessary items for their child. Child support may include medical support, payment of uncovered medical bills and contributions to child care costs. The DRS can also help if the noncustodial parent lives in another Pennsylvania county, a different state, or another country.

Monroe County - Forms

Forms available for use in the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas.

Montgomery County: Custody Mediation Orientation Program

Information on the Montgomery County Custody Mediation Orientation Program. An orientation session is an initial meeting between parties, and a mediator to educate the parties concerning the mediation process so that an informed choice can be made about continued participation in that process.

Montgomery County Domestic Relations

The Montgomery County Domestic Relations Office establishes paternity and determines and enforces child and spousal support orders in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, statutes, and rules of civil procedure.

Montgomery County: Forms

Forms provided by the Montgomery County Court of County Pleas.

Montgomery County: How To File a Custody Complaint in Montgomery County, PA (Video)

A short, step-by-step instructional video on "How to File a Custody Complaint in Montgomery County, PA. This video was produced by the 38th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas in cooperation with Montgomery Bar Association.

Montgomery County: Protection From Abuse

Information on Protection From Abuse procedures in Montgomery County. To qualify for a Protection from Abuse order, there must be either a family relationship or an intimate relationship with the person from whom you want to file for protection. The Protection from Abuse Department is located on the first floor of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown.

Montour County Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Montour County.

Northampton County: Child Custody Self Help

Information on Child Custody Proceedings in Northampton County.

Northampton County Domestic Relations

The Domestic Relations Section is responsible for the establishment of Support Orders on behalf of children and spouses, establishment of paternity, location of absent obligors, and the enforcement of monetary Orders for Support and medical support. The Domestic Relations Section also establishes and enforces Orders for Alimony Pendente Lite and enforces alimony Orders.

Northampton County: Handbook for Self Represented Litigants

The purpose of this handbook is to provide self-represented litigants with a general idea of the legal process and to further provide some direction with regard to self-representation. It also provides information on websites designed to provide information, forms and other support to self represented litigants in Pennsylvania actions.

Northampton County: Protection From Abuse Information

Information on Protection From Abuse services in Northampton county. Under the Protection From Abuse Act, you may file for an order if the person who has or is trying to harm you is/was your spouse; was living with you in a common-law marriage or as your boyfriend/girlfriend; the parent of your child; your child; was a sexual or intimate partner; your parent; or related to you by blood or marriage.

Perry County: Domestic Relations

Information on domestic relations procedures in Perry County.

Philadelphia County: Affidavit of Service

Form from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in family law proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Complaint for Support

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in Support proceeding taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Complaint for Custody

Form with instructions from the Family Court Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Criminal Record and Abuse History Form

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Domestic Relations Information Sheet

Form from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in domestic relations proceedings, including Child and Spousal Support, Divorce, Child Custody, and Domestic Violence. taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Exceptions to Recommendation of Custody Master

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Motion for Home Investigation

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Motion for Mental Health Assessment (MHA)

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Motion for Protracted Custody Hearing

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Petition for Contempt of Custody

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Petition for Emergency Relief - Custody

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Petition for Expedited Relief - Custody

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Petition for Reconsideration of Custody Order

Form Petition for Reconsideration of Custody Order with Instructions. A Petition for Reconsideration may be filed within 30 days of the date of a custody order if you believe that an error was made or that something very important was not considered. In filing a Petition for Reconsideration you are asking the same judge who heard the case to review his/her decision. Your petition must state the reasons why you believe the Court should make a different decision.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Petition to Modify Custody

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Rule to Show Cause

Form from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Custody): Supervised Custody Rules and Regulations

Information from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia about how supervised custody taking place under the Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County (Divorce): Divorce in Philadelphia County

Informational pamphlet from the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association on divorce proceedings in Philadelphia county. [PDF]

Philadelphia County: Domestic Relations

Information on support procedures in Philadelphia County.

Philadelphia County: Exceptions to Recommendation of Custody Master

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Exceptions to Recommendation of Support Master

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in Support proceeding taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Family Law Forms - Philadelphia Bar Association

Here you will find links to printable documents relating to various areas of Family Law. These forms and instructions were prepared under the sponsorship of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in domestic relations proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion Cover Sheet

Form with instructions from the Family Division of the Court of Common Please of Philadelphia that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Philadelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion for Home Investigation

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion for Mental Health Assessment

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Motion for Protracted Custody Hearing

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition for Contempt of Custody Order

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts

Philadelphia County: Petition for Contempt of Protection From Abuse Order (Philadelphia)

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section for use in Protection From Abuse proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

Philadelphia County: Petition for Emergency Relief - Custody

Form with instructions from the Philadelphia Bar Association's Family Law Section that may be used in custody proceedings taking place in Phildelphia courts.

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