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  • Defending an Action at the District Justice Office

    Informational brochure from MidPenn Legal Services outlining the procedure in defending an action at district justice court in central Pennsylvania. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Defending Yourself Against a Credit Card Debt Lawsuit in Montgomery Court of Common Pleas

    Information on how to prepare an Answer when you receive a Complaint filed against you to collect on a credit card debt in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County. Read More

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    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Norristown)
  • Forms - Pennsylvania Courts

    Listing of forms available for use by the public in Pennsylvania Courts. Content Detail

    By:
    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • How to Appeal From District Justice Court

    Self-Help Booklet from MidPenn Legal Services which provides information on how to appeal a district justice court decision. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • How to Sue At the Office of the Magisterial District Judge

    Information from MidPenn Legal Services on how to file suit on small claims in your local Office of the Magisterial District Judge. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Magisterial District Judge Court - Filing Suit

    This information from Northwestern Legal Services provides instructions on how to file a lawsuit in Magisterial District Judge Court. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Notice of Appeal for Pennsylvania

    This packet from North Penn Legal Services will prepare a "Notice of Appeal" form (as well as a Civil Cover Sheet) for filing an appeal from the Magisterial District Court to the Court of Common Pleas. Instructions for filing and service will be included. Read More

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    North Penn 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
  • Repossessions

    Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. on a creditors' right to repossess your property. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
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    Spanish / Español
  • Repossessions

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on your rights related to the repossession of property. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Sheriff Sales

    Informational Brochure from MidPenn Legal Services on the Sheriff Sale process for collecting debts after a successful lawsuit. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Dealing with Medical Debt: Consumer Advice from NCLC

    This article focuses on medical debt, including debt owed to hospitals, doctors, dentists, and other providers. Content Detail

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    National Consumer Law Center
  • Debt Collection Brochures from Widener Law School

    This is a collection of brochures on Debt Collection and the Fair Debt Collection Act that were prepared by student at Widener Law School. Authors include Michael Carbone; Jack Graybill II; Owen Hoover; Andrew Jarbola; Halak B. Mehta; Brian Mervine; Kathryn Robinson; Joseph Swartz; Brandon Welde; and Edward H. Wilson III. Read More

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    Widener Law School
  • Debt Collectors

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association about a consumer's legal protection against abuses by creditors and debt collectors. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices

    Consumer Advisory from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General outlining the protections of Pennsylvania’s Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General